Arohana, Ārohana, Ārohaṇa: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Ārohaṇa (आरोहण), also called Mahotpāta, is the name of a great warrior (mahāratha) who fought on Śrutaśarman’s side in the war against Sūryaprabha, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 48. Accordingly: “... while Indra was saying this [to sage Nārada], fourteen great warriors came to assist the general Dāmodara: [Ārohaṇa and others]. And those fifteen heroes, joined with Dāmodara, fighting in front of the line, kept off the followers of Sūryaprabha”.

Further on, Ārohaṇa is identified as the son of Bhaga. Accordingly: “... thereupon Śrutaśarman came himself, with four great warriors of mighty force, named Mahaugha, Ārohaṇa, Utpāta and Vetravat, the sons respectively of Tvaṣṭṛ, Bhaga, Aryaman and Pūṣan, born in the house of the four Vidyādhara kings, Citrapada and others, that ruled over mount Malaya. And Śrutaśarman himself, blinded with furious anger, was the fifth, and they all fought against Prabhāsa and his two companions”.

The story of Ārohaṇa was narrated by the Vidyādhara king Vajraprabha to prince Naravāhanadatta in order to relate how “Sūryaprabha, being a man, obtain of old time the sovereignty over the Vidyādharas”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Ārohaṇa, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ārohana : (nt.) climbing; ascending.

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

Ārohaṇa, (nt.) (fr. ā + ruh) climbing, ascending; ascent J. I, 70; VI, 488; Miln. 352; Vism. 244; PvA. 74. (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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ārohaṇa (आरोहण).—

1) The act of rising, ascending, mounting; आरोहणार्थं नवयौवनेन कामस्य सोपानमिव प्रयुक्तम् (ārohaṇārthaṃ navayauvanena kāmasya sopānamiva prayuktam) Ku.1.39.

2) Riding (on a horse &c).

3) A stair-case, ladder; अथारोहणमासाद्य वेदिकान्तरमाश्रितः (athārohaṇamāsādya vedikāntaramāśritaḥ) Rām.5.1.13.

4) The rising or growing of new shoots, growing (of plants).

5) A raised stage for dancing.

6) A carriage (Ved.).

Derivable forms: ārohaṇam (आरोहणम्).

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

Ārohaṇa (आरोहण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) 1. Rising, ascending. 2. The rising or growing of new shoots. 3. A ladder, a staircase. 4. Riding on. E. āṅ before ruh to ascend, affix lyuṭ

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

Ārohaṇa (आरोहण).—i. e. ā-ruh + ana, 1. Ascending, Mahābhārata 1, 372. 2. A stage, Mahābhārata 14, 282. 3. A ladder, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 14, 14.

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

Ārohaṇa (आरोहण).—[feminine] ī [adjective] mounting, ascending; [neuter] the same as subst., also vehicle, carriage, staircase, ladder.

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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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