Arha: 14 definitions


Arha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Arha (अर्ह).—A name of Śiva.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 97. 172.

1b) A group of people defending Dvārakā, and related to Pāṇḍavas.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 11. 11; 14. 25.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

arha (अर्ह).—a S Fit, proper, suitable, becoming. In comp. as pūjanārha Worthy of worship or respect; bhakṣaṇārha Fit to be eaten; dānārha, grahaṇārha, paṭhanārha, adhyayanārha.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

arha (अर्ह).—a Fit, proper.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Arha (अर्ह).—a.

1) Respectable, worthy of respect, deserving; अर्हावभोजयन् विप्रो दण्डमर्हति माषकम् (arhāvabhojayan vipro daṇḍamarhati māṣakam) Manusmṛti 8.392.

2) Worthy of, having a claim to, entitled to, with acc., inf., or in comp; नैवार्हः पैतृकं रिक्थं पतितोत्पादितो हि सः (naivārhaḥ paitṛkaṃ rikthaṃ patitotpādito hi saḥ) Manusmṛti 9.144; संस्कारमर्हस्त्वं न च लप्स्यसे (saṃskāramarhastvaṃ na ca lapsyase) Rām.; तस्मान्नार्हा वयं हन्तुं धार्तराष्ट्रान् स्वबान्धवान् (tasmānnārhā vayaṃ hantuṃ dhārtarāṣṭrān svabāndhavān) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 1.37. प्रदक्षिणक्रियार्हायाम् (pradakṣiṇakriyārhāyām) R.1.76; so मान°, वध°, दण्ड° (māna°, vadha°, daṇḍa°) &c.

3) Being required, obliged, or allowed (with inf.).

4) Becoming, proper, fit; केवलं यानमर्हंस्यात् (kevalaṃ yānamarhaṃsyāt) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 3; with gen. also; स भृत्योऽर्हो महीभुजाम् (sa bhṛtyo'rho mahībhujām) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.87-92; or in comp.; तदर्हेण प्रायश्चित्तेन (tadarheṇa prāyaścittena) 1.275; so नृप°, यज्ञ° (nṛpa°, yajña°) Ak.

5) Worth (in money), costing; see below.

6) Capable, powerful; न त्वां कुर्मि दशग्रीव भस्म भस्मार्हतेजसा (na tvāṃ kurmi daśagrīva bhasma bhasmārhatejasā) Rām. 5.22.2.

-rhaḥ [arh-ghañ]

1) Name of Indra.

2) Name of Viṣṇu.

3) Price (as in mahārha); महार्हशय्यापरिवर्तनच्युतैः (mahārhaśayyāparivartanacyutaiḥ) Kumārasambhava 5.12; (mahānarho yasyāḥ Malli.). रत्नैर्महार्हैस्तुतुषुर्न देवाः (ratnairmahārhaistutuṣurna devāḥ) Subhāṣ.

4) Fitness, propriety.

5) Motion, course (gati).

-rhā Worship, adoration; Kirātārjunīya 2.58; प्रदक्षिणक्रियार्हायां तस्यां त्वं साधु नाचरः (pradakṣiṇakriyārhāyāṃ tasyāṃ tvaṃ sādhu nācaraḥ) R.1.76.

6) Gold; Nighaṇṭa.

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

Arha (अर्ह).—mfn.

(-rhaḥ-rhā-rhaṃ) 1. Proper, fit, becoming. 2. Deserving, entitled to, worthy, m.

(-rhaḥ) Indra. f.

(-rhā) Worship. E. arha to worship, to be fit, ac aff.

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

Arha (अर्ह).—[arh + a], adj., f. . 1. Deserving, with the acc., [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 53, 12; subject to, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 240.

— With the inf., [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 1, 37 (nārhā vayaṃ kantum, we ought not to be killed). 2. Entitled to, with the acc., [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 144; with the inf., [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 36, 17. 3. Worth; mahā-, of great value, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 198, 16. 4. Fit, suitable, [Pañcatantra] 152, 8.

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

Arha (अर्ह).—[adjective] deserving, worthy, entitled to ([accusative] or [infinitive]); fit or apt for ([genetive] or —°).

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

1) Arha (अर्ह):—[from arh] mf(ā)n. meriting, deserving (praise or blame cf. pūjārha, nindārha), worthy of, having a claim or being entitled to ([accusative] or [Infinitive mood] or in [compound])

2) [v.s. ...] being required, obliged, allowed (with [Infinitive mood])

3) [v.s. ...] becoming, proper, fit (with [genitive case] or ifc.), [Pañcatantra]

4) [v.s. ...] worth (in money), costing, [Rāmāyaṇa], (cf. satārha, sahasrārha)

5) [v.s. ...] m. a Name of Indra, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] f(ā). or (āṇi) n. [plural] worship, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad]

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

1) Arha (अर्ह):—arhati 1. a. To be fit, worthy, or proper.

2) (ka) arhayati r. To honor, to respect, to worship.

3) (haḥ) 1. m. Indra. (rhā) f. Worship. a. Fit, worthy.

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

Arha (अर्ह) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ariha, Aruha.

[Sanskrit to German]

Arha 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Arha (अर्ह) [Also spelled arh]:—(a) qualified; competent.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Arha (ಅರ್ಹ):—[noun] = ಅರ್ಹಂತ [arhamta].

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Arha (ಅರ್ಹ):—

1) [adjective] proper; appropriate; fitting; seemly; right.

2) [adjective] eligible; fit to be chosen; legally or morally qualified.

3) [adjective] having enough power, skill to do something.

4) [adjective] valuable; precious.

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Arha (ಅರ್ಹ):—

1) [noun] an eligible man; one who has legal or moral qualification to be chosen.

2) [noun] a man having enough power, skill required for a job; an able man.

3) [noun] Indra, the lord of gods.

4) [noun] that amount of money that is to be paid for something; price.

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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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