Ambha, Aṃbha: 5 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Aṃbha (अंभ).—Derived from Bhāgavata-purāṇa.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 182.
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.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
Ambha (अम्भ) refers to “water”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 12), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Hear now the effects of the heliacal rising of Canopus (Agastya), a star sacred to Agastya who suppressed the Vindhya mountains whose soaring heights obstructed the course of the Sun; [...] whose summits appeared to score the starry vault; whose rocks were full of buzzing bees scared by the violent pulling of flower trees by wild elephants and were also the abodes of hyenas, of bears, of tigers and of monkeys; through which lay the secret course of the Ravi which appeared to embrace its bosom with the affection of a mistress; and in whose forests dwelt the Devas and also Brāhmaṇa recluses, some subsisting on water, some on roots, some on the air and some altogether without food [i.e., ambha-uśana-anna-mūla-anilāhāra-vipra-anvita]”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Ambha, & Ambho (nt.) (see ambu) water, sea Dāvs.IV, 54. (Page 74)
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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Aṃbha (अंभ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ambhas.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Aṃbha (ಅಂಭ):—[noun] = ಅಂಭಸ [ambhasa].
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+20): Ambhah, Ambhahkana, Ambhahkari, Ambhahkumbhina, Ambhahpatanasamaya, Ambhahpati, Ambhahplava, Ambhahpura, Ambhahsara, Ambhahshyamaka, Ambhahstha, Ambhahsu, Ambhaka, Ambhana, Ambhandadzwidzwi, Ambhapurna, Ambhari, Ambhas, Ambhasa, Ambhashcara.
Ends with (+403): Abambha, Abhilambha, Abhisamrambha, Abhishekabhumipratilambha, Abhishekapratilambha, Abhyarambha, Acambha, Achambha, Acintitarambha, Adambha, Adharastambha, Agnistambha, Ahastambha, Ahoratrardhavishkambha, Ajambha, Akshararambha, Alambha, Alanastambha, Alparambha, Amkegambha.
Full-text (+58): Ambhas, Ambhodhara, Ambhoda, Ambhonidhi, Ambhasa, Ambhoruh, Ambhorashi, Ambu, Carmambhas, Anjanambhas, Gharmambhas, Ambhahsara, Karakambhas, Ambhodhi, Ambhojanman, Ambhoja, Ambhoruha, Ambho, Ambhi, Brahmambhas.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Contribution of Vachaspati-Mishra to Samkhya System (by Sasikumar. B)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 8 - God Brahmā’s mental creation < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Chapter 6 - The Kalpas and Manvantaras: their duration < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Chapter 1 - Description of the dissolution of the Universe (a) < [Section 4a - Upasaṃhāra-pāda]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)