Ajagava, Ājagava, Ajagāva: 11 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Ajagava (अजगव).—Ajagava is a bow made of the horns of a goat and a cow. Brahmins tormented the right hand of the King Vena. From it the brilliant Pṛthu who shone brightly like the God Agni, appeared as the son of Vena. At that time the very first Ajagava bow, divine arrows and armours dropped from the sky. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Part I, Chapter 13).

2) Ājagava (आजगव).—The bow of Māndhātā and Pṛthu and the Gāṇḍīva of Arjuna bear the name Ājagava. (Ślokas 33 and 34, Chapter 126, Vana Parva; Śloka 94, Chapter 145, Droṇa Parva, Mahābhārata and Chapter 13, Aṃśam 1 of Viṣṇu Purāṇa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Ajagava (अजगव).—The name of Siva's bow (also ājagava).*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 23. 37; Vāyu-purāṇa 90. 31.

2) Ājagava (आजगव).—The bow of Pṛthu;1 of Śiva.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 148; Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 127; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 13. 40 and 69.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 65. 32.
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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Ajagava (अजगव) refers to a type of bow (weapon), according to the 13th-century Matsyendrasaṃhitā: a Kubjikā-Tripurā oriented Tantric Yoga text of the Ṣaḍanvayaśāmbhava tradition from South India.—Accordingly, “[Visualisation of Parameśvara]:—[...] He is in the prime of his youth and has all the auspicious characteristics. He has the great Ajagava bow placed on his left side. On his right, he has five glowing arrows. He is shining like a blue lotus. On his chest there is a glittering garland of blue lotuses. He is the Lord. [...]”.

Note that mahājagava is a rather insecure conjecture for mahadaikṣava and mahavaivakṣa. Other variants of the name of Śiva’s bow are ajakava and ajīkava.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajagava (अजगव).—[ajago viṣṇuḥ śaratvena astyasya ajaga-va P.V.2. 11] Śiva's bow, Pināka.

Derivable forms: ajagavam (अजगवम्).

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Ajagāva (अजगाव).—[ajagaṃ viṣṇum avati ab-aṇ]

1) Śiva's bow.

2) The southern portion of the path of the sun, moon and planets.

3) Name of a snake-priest.

Derivable forms: ajagāvaḥ (अजगावः).

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Ājagava (आजगव).—

1) The bow of Śiva.

2) A strong bow like that of Śiva.

Derivable forms: ājagavam (आजगवम्).

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

Ajagava (अजगव).—n.

(-vaḥ) The bow of Siva. See ajakava &c.

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Ajagāva (अजगाव).—n.

(-kaḥ) See ajagava, &c.

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Ājagava (आजगव).—n.

(-vaṃ) The bow of Siva. E. See ajakāva.

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

1) Ajagava (अजगव):—[from ajakava] m. Śiva’s bow, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] the southern portion of the path of the sun, moon, and planets

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a snake priest, [Pbr.]

4) Ajagāva (अजगाव):—[from ajakava] m. Name of a snake demon, [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] cf. ājagāva

6) [v.s. ...] n. Śiva’s bow, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] Name of the sacrificial vessel also called ajakāva (q.v.), [Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra]

8) Ājagava (आजगव):—[from ājakāra] n. = aj q.v., [Mahābhārata iii, 10456.]

9) Ājagāva (आजगाव):—[from ājakāra] m. [varia lectio] for aj q.v.

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

Ajagava (अजगव):—n.

(-vam) 1) The bow of Śiva. See ajakāva.

2) The southern portion of the three portions into which the path of the sun and other planets amongst the lunar asterisms is divided. See jaradgava. E. ajaga (the meaning of this word is not given), taddh. aff. va. See the E. of ajakāva.

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Ajagāva (अजगाव):—n.

(-vam) See ajagava.

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

1) Ajagava (अजगव):—[aja-gava] (baṃ) 1. n. The bow of Shiva.

2) Ajagāva (अजगाव):—[aja-gāva] (vaṃ) 1. n. Idem.

3) Ājagava (आजगव):—[āja-gava] (vaṃ) 1. n. The bow of Shiva.

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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

Ajagava (ಅಜಗವ):—[noun] = ಅಜಕವ [ajakava].

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Ajagāva (ಅಜಗಾವ):—[noun] = ಅಜಕವ [ajakava].

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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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