Ajagava, aka: Ājagava, Ajagāva; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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.
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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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: DDSA: The practical 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: Shabda-Sagara 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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