Ajagara, aka: Ājagara, Ajāgara, Aja-gara; 8 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Ājagara (आजगर).—An ascetic. Śānti Parva of Mahābhārata in its 179th Chapter states that Prahlāda conversed with this sage.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Ājagara (आजगर).—A vrata followed by Ṛṣabha when he became a mendicant.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 5. 32.

1b) A sage. Praḥlāda saw him one day lying on the bare ground on a cliff of the Sahya hills, and bowed to him. Praḥlāda asked the sage how he who had no comforts was able to maintain a sound body. The sage replied that he had renounced all desires, learning renunciation from the bee and contentment from the serpent, while his mind was ever absorbed in Hari.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VII. 13. 11-18, 20-45.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

A peta who lived in Gijjhakuta. He was seen there by Mogallana, but not by Moggallanas companion Lakkhana Thera. Later, in answer to a question by Lakkhana Thera, the Buddha revealed the petas past. He had been a bandit in Kassapa Buddhas time, and having been unintentionally offended by the treasurer Sumangala, who had built a Gandhakuti for Kassapa, he sought to take revenge on him and to make him angry by committing various heinous crimes against him. But the latter showed no wrath, and once, after having given aims to the Buddha, he gave over the merit, so gained, to the bandit. He thereupon repented, but his evil kamma was too great for him to be able to win any special attainment. DhA.iii.60ff.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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ajagara : (m.) boa constrictor.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Ajagara, (aja + gara = gala fr. *gel to devour, thus “goateater”) a large snake (rock-snake?), Boa Constrictor J.VI, 507; Miln.23, 303, 364, 406; DhA.III, 60. Also as ajakara at J.III, 484 (cp. Trenckner, Notes p. 64). (Page 10)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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ajagara (अजगर).—m (S) A large serpent, a species of boa. 2 fig. A devotee dead to the pursuits, pleasures, and pains of humanity. 3 Applied to a dull, drowsy, sluggish fellow. Some compounds are a0 svabhāva-prakṛti-cāla-sampradāya.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ajagara (अजगर).—m A large serpent, a species of boa. A dull fellow. ajagarāsārakhā paḍaṇēṃ Lie lazily stretched along.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

Ajagara (अजगर).—See under अज (aja).

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Ajāgara (अजागर).—a. [na. ba.] Not wakeful, not requiring keeping up.

-raḥ [jāgarayatīti jāgaraḥ na jāgaro yasmāt] A plant, Verbesina Prostrata (bhṛṅgarājavṛkṣa) (sevanena nidrārāhityakārakaḥ, yadapekṣayā anyasmin jāgaraṇakartṛtvaṃ nāsti.) (Mar. mākā).

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Ājagara (आजगर).—a. (- f.) [अजगर-अण् (ajagara-aṇ)] Relating to ajagara or the boa; a chapter in the Mahābhārata.

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Ajagara (अजगर).—[ajaṃ chāgaṃ girati bhakṣayati; gṝ-ac] a huge serpent (boa-constrictor) who is said to swallow goats.

- Name of a plant.

Derivable forms: ajagaraḥ (अजगरः).

Ajagara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aja and gara (गर).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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