Aradh, Ārādh: 4 definitions



Aradh 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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Ārādh.—(CII 1), ‘to attain’; cf. svargam = ārādhayantu; also ārāddha (CII 1), ‘obtained’. Note: ārādh 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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ārādh (आराध्).—5, 1 P.

1) To propitiate, conciliate, please, try to win the favour of; परेषां चेतांसि प्रतिदिवसमाराध्य बहुधा (pareṣāṃ cetāṃsi pratidivasamārādhya bahudhā) Bh.3.34,2.4-5; R.1.77,81,1.86,18.23; Me.47.

2) To honour, worship, respect.

3) To deserve, merit.

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

Ārādh (आराध्).—[Causative] make happy, satisfy, conciliate, try to win, honour, serve ([accusative]); gain, partake of ([accusative]).

Ārādh is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and rādh (राध्).

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

Ārādh (आराध्):—[=ā-√rādh] [Causal] [Parasmaipada] -rādhayati, to conciliate, propitiate;

—to strive to obtain the favour of or gain a boon from;

—to solicit;

—to honour, worship;

—to deserve, merit, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Meghadūta; Śakuntalā; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.:—[Passive voice] -rādhyate, to be effected or accomplished, [Daśakumāra-carita]

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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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