Arhaṇa, Arhana, Ārhaṇa, Arhaṇā: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.
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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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; Śiśupālavadha 15.22;14.58; R.11.23; Manusmṛti 3.54.

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

3) A precious jewel; मलिनं यथार्हणमसंस्कृतम् (malinaṃ yathārhaṇamasaṃskṛtam) Bhāgavata 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) Ṛgveda 1.127; नृचक्षसो अनिमिषन्तो अर्हणाः (nṛcakṣaso animiṣanto arhaṇāḥ) Ṛgveda 1.63.4.

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

Arhaṇa (अर्हण).—i. e. arh + ana. I. n. A token of respect, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 54. Ii. f. ṇā, Worship, adoration, [Pañcatantra] 236, 24.

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

Arhaṇa (अर्हण).—[adjective] deserving (—°); [feminine] ā veneration, worship, [instrumental] arhaṇā according to merit. [neuter] merit, worth, also = [feminine]

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

1) Arhaṇa (अर्हण):—[from arh] mfn. having a claim to, being entitled to (in [compound]), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] n. deserving, meriting, [Pāṇini 3-3, 111], worship, honour, treating any one ([genitive case]) with respect, [Manu-smṛti iii, 54; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] a present of honour, [Mahābhārata i, 130; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) Arhaṇā (अर्हणा):—[from arhaṇa > arh] f. worship, honour, Name [Raghuvaṃśa] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] ind. [Vedic or Veda] [instrumental case] according to what is due, [Ṛg-veda i, 127, 6, x, 63, 4 and 92, 7.]

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

Arhaṇā (अर्हणा):—[(ṇā-ṇaṃ)] 1. f. n. Worship.

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

Arhaṇā (अर्हणा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Arahaṇā.

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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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