Ashtangarghya, Ashtanga-arghya, Aṣṭāṅgārghya: 3 definitions


Ashtangarghya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Aṣṭāṅgārghya can be transliterated into English as Astangarghya or Ashtangarghya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study (shaivism)

Aṣṭāṅgārghya (अष्टाङ्गार्घ्य) refers to eight offerings used in the worship of Śiva.—By thrice circumambulating the Śiva-temple a person gets the merits of aśvamedha. By offering aṣṭāṅgārghya to Śiva a person lives in Śivaloka for eternity. The aṣṭāṅgārghya consists of water, milk, kuśāgra, ghee, curd, rice, til [tila?] and mustard.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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[«previous next»] — Ashtangarghya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aṣṭāṅgārghya (अष्टाङ्गार्घ्य).—m.

(-rghyaḥ) An offering of eight articles, water, milk, Kusa grass, curds, ghee, rice, barley and mustard: or honey, red oleander flowers, and sandal, are substituted for the three last. E. aṣṭa eight, aṅga member, arghya offering.

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

Aṣṭāṅgārghya (अष्टाङ्गार्घ्य):—[from aṣṭāṅga > aṣṭa > aṣṭan] n. an offering of eight articles (water, milk, Kuśa grass, curds, ghee, rice, barley, and mustard; or honey, red oleander flowers, and sandal are substituted for the last three).

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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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