Ahvana, Āhvāna: 12 definitions


Ahvana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Ahvan.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

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’”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āhvāna (आह्वान).—

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

Āhvāna (आह्वान).—n.

(-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: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āhvāna (आह्वान).—i. e. ā-hve + ana, n. 1. Calling, summons, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 44. 2. An invocation, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 126. 3. A challenge, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 13, 40.

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

Āhvāna (आह्वान).—[neuter] calling, invitation, legal summons.

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

1) Āhvāna (आह्वान):—[=ā-hvāna] [from ā-hve] n. calling, invitation, a call or summons, [Mahābhārata; Pañcatantra; Hitopadeśa]

2) [v.s. ...] invocation of a deity, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] challenge, [Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] legal summons, [Mṛcchakaṭikā] [commentator or commentary] on [Yājñavalkya]

5) [v.s. ...] an appellation, a name, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] a particular calling in rites = 2. ā-hāva q.v.

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

Āhvāna (आह्वान):—[ā-hvāna] (naṃ) 1. n. Calling; an appellation; summons; invocation.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Āhvāna (आह्वान) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Āhavaṇa, Āhavvaṇa.

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Ahvana 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Āhvāna (आह्वान) [Also spelled ahvan]:—(nm) a call, summons; invocation; citation;—[karanā] to summon; to invoke.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āhvāna (ಆಹ್ವಾನ):—

1) [noun] a requesting to come; the act of inviting; an invitation.

2) [noun] the act of calling on a God, a spirit, etc. to be present in an idol being worshipped.

3) [noun] a call or dare to take part in a duel, contest, etc.; a challenge.

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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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