Ahvanana, Āhvānana: 2 definitions


Ahvanana 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.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Āhvānana (आह्वानन).—nt. (n. act. in ana from denom. āhvāna-yati summons, in Sanskrit recorded only in legal sense, but e.g. in (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 48.3 [mañjuśriyam…] āhvānayet): summoning (a deity), invocation: °na-mantrā (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 27.3, 8, 17—18 (see s.v. mantrā); 53.19 °na-visarjanaṃ kuryād; 94.13 °na- visarjana-; 126.16, 18; 358.6 aṣṭamaṃ °naṃ proktaṃ.

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

Āhvānana (आह्वानन):—[=ā-hvānana] [from ā-hve] n. calling near, [Nalacampū or damayantīkathā]

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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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