Aroha, Āroha: 19 definitions

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Aroha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Aroh.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Āroha (आरोह) refers to “riders (of horses)”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 15) (“On the nakṣatras—‘asterisms’”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Those who are born on the lunar day of Revatī will be dealers in water-flowers, salt, gems, conch shells, pearls, creatures of water, fragrant flowers and perfumes; they may also be boat-men. Those who are born on the lunar day of Aśvinī will keep horses, will be commanders of army; physicians, servants, dealers in horse, riders (turaga-āroha), tradesmen or masters of horses”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Āroha (आरोह) or Ārohavāda refers to the “ascending (path)”, according to the commentary on the Bhajana-rahasya verse 2.14.—Accordingly, [...] Knowledge endowed with a sense of one’s relationship with Śrī Kṛṣṇa appears through the process of bhakti by the means of hearing and chanting. The ācāryas have ascertained that the mood of service appears by hearing from authorities. The impersonalists do not follow this path of hearing, which is the descending path (avarohavāda). Rather, they endeavour to take shelter of the doctrine of the ascending path (āroha-vāda). Their attempts are compared to trying to reach the sky by climbing on falling raindrops. When the living entity is absorbed in service to the object of bhajana and not in any other object, pure bhakti and proper renunciation (yukta-vairāgya) will arise

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

āroha : (m.) climbing up; growth; height; a rider.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Āroha, (-°) (fr. ā + ruh) — 1. climbing up, growth, increase, extent, in cpd. °pariṇāha length & circumference S. II, 206; A. I, 288; II, 250; IV, 397; V, 19; J. III, 192; V, 299; VI, 20; Vbh. 345 (°māna + pariṇāha-māna); SnA 382.—2. one who has climbed up, mounted on, a rider, usually in cpd. ass° & hatth° horse-rider & elephantrider S. IV, 310; A. II, 166 = III, 162 (T. ārūha); IV, 107; DhsA. 305.—3. outfit, possession (or increase, as 1?) Sn. 420 (vaṇṇ°). (Page 109)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ārōha (आरोह).—m S ārōhaṇa n S Ascending, mounting, rising: also rise, advance, augmentation, lit. fig.

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

ārōha (आरोह).—m ārōhaṇa n Ascending; advance.

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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

Āroha (आरोह).—[ā-ruh-ghañ]

1) One who mounts, a rider, as in अश्वारोह, स्यन्दनारोह (aśvāroha, syandanāroha); सारोहाणां च वाजिनाम् (sārohāṇāṃ ca vājinām) Rām.; one who is seated in a carriage.

2) Ascent, rising, mounting, ascending, riding; आरोहे विनये चैव युक्तो वारणवाजिनाम् (ārohe vinaye caiva yukto vāraṇavājinām) Rām.2.1.28.

3) An elevated place, elevation, altitude; height; नगाद्यारोह (nagādyāroha); उच्छ्रायः (ucchrāyaḥ) Ak. Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.147.16.

4) Haughtiness, pride.

5) A mountain, a heap.

6) A woman's waist; the buttocks; सा रामा न वरारोहा (sā rāmā na varārohā) Udb.; आरोहैर्निबिडबृहन्नितम्बबिम्बैः (ārohairnibiḍabṛhannitambabimbaiḥ) Śiśupālavadha 8.8.; Bhāgavata 1.6.16.

7) Length.

8) A kind of measure.

9) A mine.

1) Descending.

Derivable forms: ārohaḥ (आरोहः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Āroha (आरोह).—m. (= Pali id., regularly with pariṇāha; compare ānāha), height or length (of persons, animals, trees, etc.); usually [compound] or associated with pariṇāha, circumference: āroha-pariṇāhaṃ, dvandva, Divyāvadāna 57.1; °ṇāho, id. masc. sg., Divyāvadāna 222.21 (mss.; see s.v. gupti); °ṇāhaḥ Bodhisattvabhūmi 61.19; other cases, °ṇāhena etc., Samādhirājasūtra 22.20; Gaṇḍavyūha 45.18; Sukhāvatīvyūha 40.17; tulyārohapariṇāhau ([bahuvrīhi], dual, with nau, pro- noun) Jātakamālā 136.7; ārohapariṇāha-saṃpanna Mahāvyutpatti 2684; of the bodhi-tree Lalitavistara 278.12; of the Bodhisattva's mother, Lalitavistara 25.9 (analyzed in Mahāvastu i.205.7 = ii.9.3 into āroha- saṃpannāyāṃ pariṇāha-saṃpannāyāṃ, of the same); ārohaḥ Mahāvyutpatti 2685 (pariṇāhaḥ 2686); without juxtaposition to pariṇāha, Śikṣāsamuccaya 28.4 āroha-saṃpannān, said of horses, perfect as to height (mistranslated Bendall and Rouse).

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

Āroha (आरोह).—m.

(-haḥ) 1. Length. 2. A woman’s waist. 3. Ascent, rising, creeping up. 4. Mounting, riding. 5. The rider of a horse or elephant. 6. Weight. 7. A measure. 8. The buttocks. 9. A mine. E. āṅ before ruh to rise, to mount, affix ghañ.

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

Āroha (आरोह).—i. e. ā-ruh + a, m. 1. A rider, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 13464. 2. Mounting, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 25, 142; [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 310. 3. A heap, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 5, 14. 4. The buttocks, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 52, 27.

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

Āroha (आरोह).—[masculine] mounted on (—°), a rider; mounting, rising, increase, eminence, heap, mountain; a woman’s hip.

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

1) Āroha (आरोह):—[=ā-roha] [from ā-ruh] m. one who mounts or ascends, a rider (on a horse etc.), one who is seated in a carriage, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] ascent, rising, creeping up, mounting, [Śakuntalā; Kathāsaritsāgara; Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] haughtiness, pride, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] elevation, elevated place, altitude, [Rāmāyaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] a heap, mountain, [Rāmāyaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] increase, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] a woman’s waist, the swell of the body, [Rāmāyaṇa; Brahma-purāṇa; Śiśupāla-vadha]

8) [v.s. ...] length, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] a particular measure, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] descending (= ava-roha ?), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) [v.s. ...] a chief elephant-driver, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Āroha (आरोह):—[ā-roha] (haḥ) 1. m. Length; ascent, mounting; a woman’s waist; weight; a mine.

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

Āroha (आरोह) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āroha.

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Aroha 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

Āroha (आरोह) [Also spelled aroh]:—(nm) ascent; ~[ha-avaroha] ascent and descent; (in music) modulation, ~[] ascending; a rider; ~[ha-krama] ascending order.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Āroha (आरोह) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Āruh.

2) Āroha (आरोह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āroha.

3) Āroha (आरोह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āroha.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ārōha (ಆರೋಹ):—

1) [noun] = ಆರೋಹಿ [arohi]2 - 1.

2) [noun] the act of ascending; a climbing; a mounting on.

3) [noun] an elevated place.

4) [noun] length.

5) [noun] the waist of a woman.

6) [noun] the buttocks.

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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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