Atharvana, aka: Atharvaṇa, Atharvāṇa, Ātharvaṇa; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Atharvaṇa (अथर्वण).—A son of Vasiṣṭha. (Bhāgavata, Fourth Skandha, Verse 42).

2) Ātharvaṇa (आथर्वण).—A sage. When Arjuna dreamed of going to Śiva accompanied by Kṛṣṇa they visited in the dream the āśrama of this sage also.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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atharvaṇa (अथर्वण).—n (atharva The name of the fourth Veda.) A term for wily and wicked arts or practices in order to injure.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

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Atharvaṇa (अथर्वण).—[atharvā taduktavidyā astyasya jñātṛtvāt ac na ṭīlopaḥ]

1) Śiva.

2) Name of the Atharvaveda, See below.

Derivable forms: atharvaṇaḥ (अथर्वणः).

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Atharvāṇa (अथर्वाण).—Ritual of the Atharvaveda.

-ṇaḥ, -°vid One studying or versed in this Veda or the ritual.

Derivable forms: atharvāṇam (अथर्वाणम्).

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Ātharvaṇa (आथर्वण).—a. (-ṇī f.) [अथर्वणा मुनिना दृष्टः वेदः अण् आथर्वणः तमधीते वेत्ति वा अण् (atharvaṇā muninā dṛṣṭaḥ vedaḥ aṇ ātharvaṇaḥ tamadhīte vetti vā aṇ) P.IV.3.133] Originating from, relating or belonging to, the Atharvaveda or the Athrvans; अग्नौ साक्षिण्याथर्वणेन विधिना (agnau sākṣiṇyātharvaṇena vidhinā) Dk; आथर्वण- स्तीव्र इवाभिचारः (ātharvaṇa- stīvra ivābhicāraḥ) Mv.1.62.

-ṇaḥ 1 A Brāhmaṇa knowing or studying the Atharvaveda.

2) A descendant of Atharvan; इदं वै तन्मधु दध्यङ्ङार्थवणोऽश्विभ्यामुवाच (idaṃ vai tanmadhu dadhyaṅṅārthavaṇo'śvibhyāmuvāca) Bṛ. Up.2.5.16.

3) A priest whose ritual is comprised in the Atharvaveda.

4) The Atharvaveda itself (atharvaṇāṃ samūhaḥ).

5) A housepriest.

-ṇam 1 A private room in which the sacrificer is informed of the happy event of the sacrifice by the officiating Brāhmaṇa.

2) The black art, magic (jāraṇamāraṇa).

-śiras n. Name of an Upaniṣad belonging to the Atharvaveda.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Atharvaṇa (अथर्वण).—nt., Atharvanic practices, sorcery, black magic: Divy 629.16 (mss.; ed. em. āth°). Pali (Sn 927) has v.l. athabbaṇa for edd. āth°; Sanskrit has atharvaṇa also but apparently not in precisely this sense.

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

Atharvaṇa (अथर्वण) or Atharvvaṇa.—m.

(-ṇaḥ) A name of Siva. E. atharbba the name of a Veda, and ṇa aff.

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Ātharvaṇa (आथर्वण) or Ātharvvaṇa.—m.

(-ṇaḥ) 1. A family priest. 2. A Brahman versed in the At'harvan Veda. n.

(-ṇaṃ) 1. A collection of prayers, &c. delivered by At'Har- Van, a sage. 2. A private apartment in which after sacrifice, the sacrificer receives absolution from the officiating Brahman. E. atharvaṇa a Veda, and aṇ aff.

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