Arhaṇa, aka: Arhana, Ārhaṇa, Arhaṇā; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Arhaṇa (अर्हण).—An attendant on Hari.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 9. 14.

2) Ārhaṇa (आर्हण).—(arhaṇa—Bur.) a chief attendant on Hari.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 9. 14.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Arhaṇa in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [A] · next »

Arhaṇa (अर्हण) or Arhaṇā (अर्हणा).—[arh-bhāve-lyuṭ]

1) Worship, adoration, honour, treating with respect or veneration; अर्हणामर्हते चक्रुर्मुनयो नयचक्षुषे (arhaṇāmarhate cakrurmunayo nayacakṣuṣe) R.1.55; Śi.15.22;14.58; R.11.23; Ms.3.54.

2) A present of honour, requisites for worship; तभुपेयुस्तत्र तत्र पौरा अर्हणपाणयः (tabhupeyustatra tatra paurā arhaṇapāṇayaḥ) Bhāg.9.11.29.

3) A precious jewel; मलिनं यथार्हणमसंस्कृतम् (malinaṃ yathārhaṇamasaṃskṛtam) Bhāg.3.21.47.

Derivable forms: arhaṇam (अर्हणम्).

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Arhaṇā (अर्हणा).—ind. Ved. According to what is due; according to one's means; केतुरर्हणा (keturarhaṇā) Rv.1.127; नृचक्षसो अनिमिषन्तो अर्हणाः (nṛcakṣaso animiṣanto arhaṇāḥ) Rv.1.63.4.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Arhaṇa (अर्हण).—nf.

(-ṇaṃ-ṇā) Worship, adoration, respect, courtesy, treating with veneration or respect. E. arha to worship, and yuc aff.

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