Arihan, Arihat: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Arihan (अरिहन्) refers to an auspicious name (considered destructive of sins), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.4 (“The Tripuras are initiated).—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu said to the four disciples of his self-created Puruṣa: “Just as you, these too also belong to me. The initial prefix to their names shall be the word ‘Pūjya’ because they are worthy of respect. Let the names Ṛṣi, Yati, Ācārya, and Upādhyāya also be well known appendages to you all. My names shall also be assumed by you. The auspicious name ‘Arihat’ shall be considered destructive of sins [arihanniti tannāmadhyeyaṃ pāpapraṇāśanam]. All activities conducive to the happiness of the worlds shall be performed by you. The goal of those who carry on activities favourable to the worlds shall become excellent”.

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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

Arihan (अरिहन्).—destroyer of enemies; पूजार्हावरिसूदन (pūjārhāvarisūdana) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 2.4. हरिहयोऽरिह- योगविचक्षणः (harihayo'riha- yogavicakṣaṇaḥ) R.9.18.

Arihan is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ari and han (हन्). See also (synonyms): arisūdana, arihiṃsaka.

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

Arihan (अरिहन्).—[adjective] slaying enemies.

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

Arihan (अरिहन्):—[=a-ri-han] [from a-ri] mfn. killing or destroying enemies, Name [Raghuvaṃśa ix, 23.]

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Arihan 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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