Angara, aka: Aṅgāra, Āṅgāra; 11 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Aṅgāra (अङ्गार) refers to “extinguished cinders”, known as kokila (‘coal’). The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (See the Manubhāṣya, verse 8.250)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Aṅgāra (अङ्गार).—A king of ancient India. He was defeated by Māndhātā in a battle. (Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 29, Stanza 88).

2) Aṅgāra (अङ्गार).—A countryside in ancient India. (Mahābhārata, Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Stanza 60).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Aṅgāra (अङ्गार).—(c) a southern country.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 59.
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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Katha (narrative stories)

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Aṅgāra (अङ्गार) is a variant spelling for Iṅgāla, which refers to “charcoal”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 1.9. The reading iṅgāla is found in Nārāyaṇa and Malli. Cāṇḍūpaṇḍita (Ms. A) reads aṅgāla, but Ms. C reads iṅgāla. Vidyādhara reads aṅgara, but the accompanying Text has aṅgāla. īśānadeva reads aṅgāla and mentions aṅgāra as a variant. Narahari reads aṅgāra and mentions iṅgāla as a variant. Both Malli and Nārāyaṇa remark that iṅgāla is a vernacular word (bhāṣāśabda or deśyaśabda). The word is, however, included in the Vaijayantī lexicon (aṅgāro'strī praśāntārciriṅgālaḥ kārikāgniviṭ), but it is extremely rare in Sanskrit literature. It is found in Appayadīkṣita’s Siddhāntaleśasaṃgraha (chapter 1). The expression iṅgālakamma is found in Ardhamāgadhī (Uvāsagadasāo, chapter 1).

Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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aṅgāra : (m.; nt.) charcoal; embers.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Aṅgāra, (m. nt.) (Vedic aṅgāra) charcoal, burning coal, embers A.III, 97, 380, 407; J.I, 73; III, 54, 55; V, 488; Sn.668; Sdhp.32. kul° the charcoal of the family, a squanderer S.IV, 324 (see under kula).

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

aṅgāra (अंगार).—m (S) A live-coal: also a firebrand.

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aṅgārā (अंगारा).—m (aṅgāra S) Charred or calcined wood &c. obtained by burning before an idol:--rubbed by its worshipers on their foreheads. Ex. tujhā dāsa śēṣaśāyī || mhaṇuni lāvī aṃ0 || 2 The sectarial or ornamental mark so made. 3 Ashes bestowed by a saint or gifted personage, conferring some superhuman power or competency to cast out demons. 4 Blight;--as attacking the grain jōndhaḷā, smut. 5 A live coal or firebrand. Pr. aṅgāṛyālā gēlā pāṅgārā ghēūna ālā. Said of one who goes to perform a feat, and does some petty or ordinary matter. aṃ0 karaṇēṃ To rub aṃ0 (Sig. I.) upon the body or forehead of, in order to counterwork some demoniac visitation or poison-malady, or to confer some preternatural gift. 2 fig. To reduce under one's own rule or command. ḍāvyā pāyācā aṃ0 A mark made on the forehead of a child by its mother, with dirt from the sole of the left foot; in order to avert the influence of an evil eye.

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āṅgara (आंगर).—n C A bifurcated stick set in an opening to exclude cattle: also a broken off branch or crooked stake as planted along in formation of a fence.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aṅgāra (अंगार) [-rā, -रा].—m A live coal; a firebrand.

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aṅgārā (अंगारा).—m Ashes bestowed by a saint or gifted personage.

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āṅgārā (आंगारा).—See under अ.

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

Aṅgāra (अङ्गार).—[aṅg-āran Uṇ.3.134.]

1) Charcoal (whether heated or not); घृतकुम्भसमा नारी तप्ताङ्गारसमः पुमान् (ghṛtakumbhasamā nārī taptāṅgārasamaḥ pumān); उष्णो दहति चाङ्गारः शीतः कृष्णायते करम् (uṣṇo dahati cāṅgāraḥ śītaḥ kṛṣṇāyate karam) H.1.8; नालास्त्रार्थाग्निचूर्णे तु गन्धाङ्गारौ तु पूर्ववत् (nālāstrārthāgnicūrṇe tu gandhāṅgārau tu pūrvavat) Śukra.4.135. त्वया स्वहस्तेनाङ्गाराः कर्षिताः (tvayā svahastenāṅgārāḥ karṣitāḥ) Pt.1 you have ruined yourself with your own hands; cf. "to dig a mine under one's feet." कुरुकुलाङ्गार (kurukulāṅgāra) Ve.6 destroyer or pest of the Kuru family.

2) The planet Mars.

3) A plant हितावली, °कुष्टकः- हितावली (hitāvalī, °kuṣṭakaḥ- hitāvalī).

4) Name of a prince who fought with king Māndhātr.

-ra a. Red, of a red colour.

-ram Red colour.

Derivable forms: aṅgāraḥ (अङ्गारः), aṅgāram (अङ्गारम्).

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Āṅgāra (आङ्गार).—[aṅgārāṇāṃ samūhaḥ aṇ] A multitude of firebrands, charcoal.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṅgāra (अङ्गार).—mn.

(-raḥ-raṃ) Charcoal, whether burning or not, but more usually the latter. m.

(-raḥ) A name of the planet Mars; from his fiery colour. E. agi to go, and āran aff.

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Āṅgāra (आङ्गार).—n.

(-raṃ) A multitude of firebrands. E. āṅgāra a torch, aṇ aff.

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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