Ahvana, aka: Āhvāna; 3 Definition(s)
Ahvana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Āhvāna (आह्वान, “invocation”) is the name of a certain rite mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 1.20 while explaining the mode of worshipping an earthen phallic image (pārthiva-liṅga) according to the Vedic rites:—“[...] the phallic image shall be prepared with the Aghora-mantra. The Āhvāna (invocation) shall be performed with the mantra ‘Tatpuruṣāya’”.Source: archive.org: Siva Purana - English Translation
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Languages of India and abroad
1) Calling, inviting.
2) A call, invitation, summons (in general); सुहृदाह्वानं प्रकुर्वीत (suhṛdāhvānaṃ prakurvīta) Pt.3.47.
3) A legal summons (from court or govt. to appear before a tribunal); Mk.9.
4) Invocation of a deity; जन्म- ज्येष्ठेन चाह्वानं सुब्रह्मण्यास्वपि स्मृतम् (janma- jyeṣṭhena cāhvānaṃ subrahmaṇyāsvapi smṛtam) Ms.9.126.
5) A challenge.
6) A name, appellation.
7) Name of a liturgical formula.
Derivable forms: āhvānam (आह्वानम्).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-naṃ) 1. Calling, a call or summons. 2. Legal summons. 3. A name, an appellation. 4. Invocation, invitation. E. āṅ before hveñ to call, lyuṭ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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