Angirasi, Aṅgirasī, Āṅgirasī, Aṅgīrasī: 4 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Āṅgirasī (आङ्गिरसी).—A very chaste wife of a Brahmin. By the curse of Śakti, son of Vasiṣṭha Kalmāṣapāda, a king of the Ikṣvāku dynasty became a demon. That demon killed and devoured the husband of Āṅgirasī. Enraged at this the Brahmin lady cursed Kalmāṣapāda saying that if he touched his wife thereafter he would die. That was why Vasiṣṭha had to beget a son for Kalmāṣapāda of his wife. (Ślokas 16-22, Chapter 181, Ādi Parva, Mahābhārata).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1) Aṅgirasī (अङ्गिरसी).—A river of Plakṣadvīpa.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 20. 4.
2) Āṅgirasī (आङ्गिरसी).—The wife of Vasu and mother of Viśvakarman.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 15.
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A term of affection (Radiant One) used by Pancasikha in addressing Suriyavaccasa (D.ii.265). The Commentary (DA.iii.701) explains that she was so called because her limbs shone (ange rasmiyo assati Angirasi.)
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).
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Āṅgirasī (आङ्गिरसी):—[from āṅgirasa] f. a female descendant of Aṅgiras, [Mahābhārata i, 6908; iii, 14128.]
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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Ends with: Atharvangirasi.
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