Argha, Ārghā: 8 definitions

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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: archive.org: The ocean of story, vol. 1

Argha (अर्घ).—An oblation to gods, or venerable men, of rice, dūrva grass, flowers, etc., with water, or of water only in a small boat-shaped vessel.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Argha (अर्घ).—[argh-ghañ]

1) Price, value; कुर्युरर्घं यथापण्यम् (kuryurarghaṃ yathāpaṇyam) Ms. 8.398; Y.2.251; कुत्स्याः स्युः कुपरीक्षका हि मणयो यैरर्घतः पातिताः (kutsyāḥ syuḥ kuparīkṣakā hi maṇayo yairarghataḥ pātitāḥ) Bh.2.15 reduced in their true value, depreciated; so अनर्घ (anargha) priceless; महार्घ (mahārgha) very costly.

2) A material of worship, respectful offering or oblation to gods or venerable men, consisting of rice, Dūrvā grass &c. with or without water; दूर्वासर्षपपुष्पाणां दत्त्वार्घं पूर्णमञ्जलिम् (dūrvāsarṣapapuṣpāṇāṃ dattvārghaṃ pūrṇamañjalim) Y.1.29; कुटजकुसुमैः कल्पितार्घाय तस्मै (kuṭajakusumaiḥ kalpitārghāya tasmai) Me.4; (the ingredients of this offering are :-āpaḥ kṣīraṃ kuśāgraṃ ca dadhi sarpiḥ sataṇḍulam | yavaḥ siddhārthakaścaiva aṣṭāṅge'rghaḥ prakīrtitaḥ || -tantram cf. also raktabilvākṣataiḥ puṣpairdadhidūrvāṅkuśaistilaiḥ | sāmānyaḥ sarvadevānāmargho'yaṃ parikīrtitaḥ || -devīpurāṇam and āpaḥ kṣīraṃ kuśāgrāṇi ghṛtaṃ madhu tathā dadhi | raktāni karavīrāṇi tathā raktaṃ ca candanam | aṣṭāṅga eṣa hyardho vai bhānave parikīrtitaḥ || -kāśīkhaṇḍaḥ cf. also arghaḥ pūjāvidhau mūlye...| Nm. see arghya below.

Derivable forms: arghaḥ (अर्घः).

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Ārghā (आर्घा).—[ā-argha-ac] A kind of yellow bee.

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

Argha (अर्घ).—m.

(-rghaḥ) 1. Price, cost. 2. Mode of worship or reverence. 3. An oblation of various ingredients to a god or Brahman. E. argha to cost, or arha to worship, ha being changed to gha, affix ac.

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Ārghā (आर्घा).—f.

(-rghā) A sort of yellow bee.

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

Argha (अर्घ).—[argh + a] (vb. argh or arh), m. and n. 1. Price, cost, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 398. 2. A mode of worship, or reverence, consisting in an oblation of rice, etc., with water or, of water only, [Sāvitryupākhyāna] 3, 6.

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

Argha (अर्घ).—[masculine] worth, price; gift of honour.

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

1) Argha (अर्घ):—m. (√arh), worth, value, price, Mn, [Yājñavalkya]

2) (often ifc. cf. dhanārgha, mahārgha, śatārgha, sahasrārgha)

3) respectful reception of a guest (by the offering of rice, durva-grass, flowers, or often only of water), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv, etc.] (often confounded with arghya q.v.)

4) a collection of twenty pearls (having the weight of a Dharaṇa), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

5) Ārghā (आर्घा):—f. a sort of yellow bee, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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