Angirasa, Aṅgīrasa, Aṅgirasā, Aṅgirasa, Āṅgirasa, Āṅgīrasa, Aṅgirāsa, Amgirasa: 24 definitions


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In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: The effect of Samvatsaras: Satvargas

Āṅgīrasa (आङ्गीरस) refers to the sixth saṃvatsara (“jovian year)” in Vedic astrology.—The native who is in the ‘samvatsara’ of ‘angirasa’ is endowed with beauty, is happy, has all the objects of enjoyment, self-pride, is sweet- spoken and blessed with many sons, keeps his thoughts (plans) secret in a proper way and is long-lived.

According with Jataka Parijata, the person born in the year angirasa (1992-1993 AD) will be rich, sagacious, experienced and ever compassionate.

Source: Pt. Sanjay Rath: Bṛhaspati Kavacha Mantra

Aṅgirāsa (अङ्गिरास) refers to one of the 18 names of Jupiter (Bṛhaspati) according to the Bṛhaspati-kavaca-mantra from the Brahmayāmalatantra. In jyotiṣa there is a saying that when Jupiter protects there is none that can destroy. The eighteen names of Jupiter (viz., Aṅgirāsa) relate to eighteen body parts starting from the top of head (śiras). One method uses this formula: Each name associates with two drekkāṇa reckoned from lagna in the horoscope.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Angirasa in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Aṅgirasa (अङ्गिरस).—A son of Āgneyi and Ūru (Kuru, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 4. 43; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 13. 6.

1b) The fourth part of atharva veda.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 6. 14.

1c) The name of a devagaṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 1. 50.

1d) The thirty-three sages, all mantrakṛts.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 59. 102.

2) Aṅgirasā (अङ्गिरसा).—Born of Rathītara's wife and Aṅgiras. Hence Kṣatriya-cu-Brāhmaṇa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 6. 3.

3a) Āṅgirasa (आङ्गिरस).—A teacher of Atharva Veda. (āṅgirasa kalpa Burnouf).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 7. 4.

3b) A sacrifice performed by Brāhmaṇas near Brindāvana.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 23. 3.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Aṅgirasa (अङ्गिरस) obtained two daughters from Dakṣa, according to the Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Dakṣa is spoken of as busy in creation. Ordered by Brahmā he creates the Sages, gods, demons etc. In order to have maithuni sṛṣṭi Dakṣa gets married to Asikni, the daughter of Prajāpati Viraṇa and begot sixty daughters. [He gave two daughters to Aṅgirasa].

Note Aṅgiras (Aṅgirasa?) is mentioned in another account as having obtained the daughter Smṛti from Dakṣa.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Āṅgirasa (आङ्गिरस) is the sixth of sixty years (saṃvatsara) in the Vedic lunar calendar according to the Arcana-dīpikā by Vāmana Mahārāja (cf. Appendix).—Accordingl, There are sixty different names for each year in the Vedic lunar calendar, which begins on the new moon day (Amāvasyā) after the appearance day of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu (Gaura-pūrṇimā), in February or March. The Vedic year [viz., Āṅgirasa], therefore, does not correspond exactly with the Christian solar calendar year.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Angirasa is one of the seven sages, the Sapta-Rishis. His wife is Suroopa and his sons are Uthathya, Samvarthana and Brihaspati. He is a Manasaputra (wish-born-son) of Lord Brahma.

Other accounts say that he married Suadha, the daughter of Daksha. Angirasa is said to have composed the very first verse of the Rig Veda, the hymn to Agni.

Source: Sri Kamakoti Mandali: Hinduism

The Samūrtārcanādhikaraṇa (of atri), names aṅgirasa as a vaikhānasa seer and attributes to him seven works, most of which are associated with marīci in other such lists:

  1. ananta saṃhitā,
  2. parasaṃhitā,
  3. jnāna saṃhitā,
  4. jaya saṃhitā,
  5. vīra saṃhitā,
  6. satyasaṃhitā,
  7. jnānasaṃhitā.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Angirasa (Angirasa) - A name applied to the Buddha several times in the Pitakas. (E.g., Vin.i.25; D.iii.196; S.i.196; A.iii.239; Thag.v.536; J.i.116). In the Commentaries three etymologies are given: Buddhaghosa says that it means emitting rays of various hues from the body, and that the word is therefore applicable to all Buddhas alike (DA.iii.963). Dhammapala adds that it signifies being possessed of attainments such as virtue, and also that according to some, Angirasa was a personal name given by the Buddhas father in addition to Siddhatha (ThagA.i.503. It is worth noting that in AA.i.381 Siddhattha is referred to as Angirasa Kumara.)

It is, however, well known that, according to Vedic tradition, the Gautamas belong to the Angirasa tribe (see Vedic Index: Gotama); the word, as applied to the Buddha, therefore, is probably a patronymic, in which case we have another example of a Ksatriya tribe laying claim to a brahmin gotra. See Thomas: Life and Legend of the Buddha, p.22-3.

2. Angirasa - Another name (Angirasa gahapati) for Asayha. Pv.p.25, vv.23 and 27 ff.; also PvA.124.

3. Angirasa - One of the ten ancient seers who conducted great sacrifices and were versed in Vedic lore. The others being Atthaka, Vamaka, Vamadeva, Vessamitta, Yamataggi, Bharadvaja, Vasettha, Kassapa and Bhagu. The list occurs in several places, e.g. Vin.i.245; A.iii.224; M.ii.169, 200.

The same ten are also mentioned as being composers and reciters of the Vedas. D.i.238.

4. Angirasa - A celebrated physician (Mil.272). Rhys Davids suggests that the connection of the name Angirasa with the physician is due to the charms against disease to be found in the Atharva Veda. Mil. trans. ii.109, n. 3.

5. Angirasa - A king, mentioned among the descendants of Mahasammata. Mhv.ii.4; and Dpv.iii.6.

6. Angirasa - An ascetic. The name occurs in a list of eleven ascetics who, because of their holy lives, passed the Peta world and were born in Brahmas heaven (; J.v.267). For the others see Akitti.

7. Angirasa - An ascetic, Angirasa Gotama, who was killed by the thousand armed Ajjuna. The ascetic disturbed the animals when Ajjuna was waiting to hunt, and the king, in anger, shot at him with a poisoned arrow (J.v.135, 144 and 145; DA.i.266). This Angirasa is probably to be identified with one of the foregoing.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Aṅgirasa (अङ्गिरस) refers to one of the various Ṛṣis (sages) and Mahārṣis (great sages) mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Aṅgirasa).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

aṅgīrasa : (m.) the resplendent one; the Buddha.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṅgirasa (अङ्गिरस).—An enemy of Viṣṇu in his incarnation of Paraśurāma.

Derivable forms: aṅgirasaḥ (अङ्गिरसः).

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Āṅgirasa (आङ्गिरस).—a. (- f.) Descended from or referring to Aṅgiras.

-saḥ 1 Name of Bṛhaspati, son of Aṅgiras; अध्यापयामास पितॄन् शिशुराङ्गिरसः कविः (adhyāpayāmāsa pitṝn śiśurāṅgirasaḥ kaviḥ) Manusmṛti 2.151. तं भासुरं चाङ्गिरसाधिदेवं यथावदानर्च तदायुषे सः (taṃ bhāsuraṃ cāṅgirasādhidevaṃ yathāvadānarca tadāyuṣe saḥ) Bu. Ch.2.36.

2) Descendants of Aṅgiras (pl.).

3) A particular Sūkta or hymn in the Atharvaveda

4) the soul; अधमास्येऽन्तरिति सोऽयास्य आङ्गिरसोऽङ्गानां हि रसः (adhamāsye'ntariti so'yāsya āṅgiraso'ṅgānāṃ hi rasaḥ) Bṛ. Up.1.3.8.

5) A Kṣatriya by will of Brahmā and by profession.

6) Name of a particular year. cf. आङ्गीरसस्त्वब्दभेदे मुनिभेदे तदीरितम् (āṅgīrasastvabdabhede munibhede tadīritam) | Nm.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Aṅgīrasa (अङ्गीरस).—(= Pali id. in meaning 1; regular Sanskrit would be Āṅgirasa, q.v.), (1) epithet of the Buddha: Mahāvastu iii.109.20; (2) name of a former Buddha: Mahāvastu iii.239.5 f.

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Āṅgirasa (आङ्गिरस).—(compare Aṅgīrasa), epithet of Buddha: Mahāvyutpatti 77 = Tibetan ñi maḥi rgyud, (of the) family of the sun; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.274.4.

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

Āṅgirasa (आङ्गिरस).—m.

(-saḥ) A name of Vrihapati, preceptor of the gods. E. aṅgiras a saint so named, patronymic affix aṇ; Angiras being the father of Vrihaspati.

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

Āṅgirasa (आङ्गिरस).—i. e. aṅgiras + a, patronym., f. , A descendant of Angiras.

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

Āṅgirasa (आङ्गिरस).—[feminine] ī relating to or descending from the Aṅgiras.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Āṅgirasa (आङ्गिरस) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Quoted in Baudhāyanadharmasūtra 1, 3, 47.

2) Āṅgirasa (आङ्गिरस):—[tantric] Bd. 959. 960 (inc.).

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

1) Aṅgirasa (अङ्गिरस):—[from aṅgir] m. an enemy of Viṣṇu in his incarnation of Paraśurāma.

2) Āṅgirasa (आङ्गिरस):—mf(ī)n. descended from or belonging or referring to the Aṅgirases or to Aṅgiras, [Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] etc.

3) m. a descendant of Aṅgiras (as Bṛhatsāman [Atharva-veda], Cyavana [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa iv], Ayāsya [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv], etc.), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda] etc.

4) especially Name of Bṛhaspati, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda] etc.

5) the planet Bṛhaspati id est. Jupiter

6) a [particular] magical implement, [Kauśika-sūtra]

7) Āṅgīrasa (आङ्गीरस):—[from āṅgirasa] mf(ī)n. descended from the Aṅgirases or from an Aṅgiras, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]

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

Aṅgirasa (अङ्गिरस):—m.

(-saḥ) A proper name: an enemy of Viṣṇu in his incarnation as Paraśurāma. E. unknown, perhaps aṅgiras, taddh. aff. ac.

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

Āṅgirasa (आङ्गिरस):—(saḥ) 1. m. A name of Vrihīspata preceptor of the gods.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Aṅgirasa (अङ्गिरस) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṃgirasa.

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Angirasa in German

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Aṃgirasa (अंगिरस) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Aṅgirasa.

2) Aṃgirasa (अंगिरस) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āṅgirasa.

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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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āṃgirasa (ಆಂಗಿರಸ):—

1) [noun] = ಆಂಗಿರ [amgira].

2) [noun] = ಆಂಗೀರಸ [amgirasa].

3) [noun] a descendent of the famous sage Angiras.

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Āṃgīrasa (ಆಂಗೀರಸ):—[noun] name of the sixth year in the cycle of sixty years.

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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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