Angabhoga, Aṅgabhoga, Anga-bhoga: 2 definitions



Angabhoga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD

Aṅgabhoga (अङ्गभोग).—One of the two types of worship according to the bhakti cult;—Aṅgabhoga is the form of service done to the image of the god. The image is worshipped by bathing in different types of liquids like water, milk, oil and ghee, curds, honey, tender coconut water, perfumes etc. Afterwards it is decorated with varieties of dresses, ornaments, flowers, leaves etc. This activity forms the aṅgabhoga aspect

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Aṅga-bhoga.—(EI 17; CITD), often associated with raṅga- bhoga as aṅga-raṅga-bhoga, usually explained as ‘decora- tions and illuminations of a deity’. That aṅga-bhoga means decoration of the image of a deity is clear from the fact that a queen is known to have received a village as an agrahāra for her aṅga-bhoga, i. e. as her pin-money (Bomb. Gaz., Vol. I, Part ii, p. 448). Sometimes the land granted for the aṅga- bhoga of a deity came to be known as the deity's aṅga-bhoga (Ep. Ind., Vol. XXXIII, p. 182); cf. aṅga, same as gātra (IA 11). Note: aṅga-bhoga is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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