Ahitagni, Āhitāgni, Ahita-agni: 10 definitions


Ahitagni means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Āhitāgni (आहिताग्नि) refers to “one performing sacrificial rites”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 15) (“On the nakṣatras—‘asterisms’”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Those who are born on the lunar day of Kṛttikā will delight in white flowers, will perform sacrificial rites [i.e., āhitāgni], will be Brāhmins, potters, priests or astronomers. Those who are born on the lunar day of Rohiṇī will be devout men, merchants, rulers, rich men, Yogis, drivers, or men possessed of cows, cattle and the animals of water, farmers and men possessed of wealth derived from mountain produce”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āhitāgni (आहिताग्नि).—a S That maintains a sacred fire.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āhitāgni (आहिताग्नि).—a.

1) one who keeps or places the fire on the altar, sacrificer; cf. अगन्याहित (aganyāhita).

2) a Brāhmaṇa who maintains and consecrates sacred fire in his house perpetually.

Āhitāgni is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms āhita and agni (अग्नि).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āhitāgni (आहिताग्नि).—m.

(-gniḥ) A Brahman who has preserved a sacred fire kept alive perpetually in a family, &c. E. āhita placed, and agni a fire; by whom.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āhitāgni (आहिताग्नि).—[masculine] = āgnyāhita.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Āhitāgni (आहिताग्नि):—[from ā-hita > ā-dhā] mfn. one who has placed the sacred fire upon the altar

2) [v.s. ...] m. sacrificer, a Brāhman who maintains a perpetual sacred fire in a family etc., [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āhitāgni (आहिताग्नि):—[āhitā+gni] (gniḥ) 2. m. A brāhman keeping a constant sacred fire.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ahitagni in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āhitāgni (ಆಹಿತಾಗ್ನಿ):—[noun] one who offers oblation to the sacred fire.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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