Atharvaveda, Atharva-Veda: 10 definitions
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Vastushastra (architecture)Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Architecture (1): Early and Classical Architecture
Atharvaveda (अथर्ववेद) is the name of a Sanskrit word partly dealing with the “science of architecture” (vāstuvidyā).—In the Atharvaveda there are references to different parts of the building such as sitting-room, inner apartment, room for sacred fire, cattle shed and reception room. (Atharvaveda, IX.3). The
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Atharvaveda (अथर्ववेद).—One of the four Vedas useful for kings.1 Rearranged by Sumantu (s.v.) under the guidance of Vyāsa; in five parts.2 Part of Viṣṇu.3 mantras connected with war.4 Twenty-one Atharvas from the face of Brahmā.5
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa, X. 53. 12; Vāyu-purāṇa 9. 51; 60. 15, 20.
- 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 4. 22; XII. 7. 1; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 34. 15; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 4. 9 & 14; 6. 8, 13-14.
- 3) Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 1. 37.
- 4) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 20. 104.
- 5) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 8. 53.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
The Atharvaveda is a sacred text of Hinduism and one of the four Vedas, often called the "fourth Veda". The bulk of the text dates from c. 1200–1000 BCE (see below).
According to the tradition, the Atharvaveda was mainly composed by two groups of rishis known as the Atharvanas and the Angirasa, hence its oldest name is Ātharvāṅgirasa. In the Late Vedic Gopatha Brahmana, it is attributed to the Bhrigu and Angirasa. Additionally, tradition ascribes parts to other rishis, such as Kauśika, Vasiṣṭha and Kaśyapa. There are two surviving recensions (śākhās), known as Śaunakīya (AVS) and Paippalāda (AVP).
etymology: Atharvaveda (Sanskrit: अथर्ववेदः, atharvaveda, a tatpurusha compound of Atharvan, an ancient Rishi, and veda, meaning "knowledge")
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Atharva-veda.—(CII 3; etc.), one of the four Vedas. See Veda. Note: atharva-veda is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Atharvaveda (अथर्ववेद).—[masculine] the Atharvaveda.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Atharvaveda (अथर्ववेद) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—1) The saṃhitā and pada texts are given together, as most of the lists do not distinguish between both. Io. 113. 682. 901. 1137. 2141. 2142. W. p. 82-85. Oxf. 385^b. 392^b. Paris. (D 204. 205). Khn. 2. Kh. 55, B. 1, 2. Ben. 18(3). Bik. 6. 7. Rādh. 1. NW. 4. Np. I, 7. Haug. 12. 13. Burnell. 12^b. Gu. 3. Mysore. 1. Lahore. 2. P. 7. 8. Bhk. 5. Oppert. 683. 4578. 6721. Ii, 4445. 4447. Rice. 4. Peters. 2, 182. 3, 383. Bp. 283. W. 1486. (19th Kāṇḍa).
—[commentary] Oppert. Ii, 4446. See Atharvabhāṣya, Ātharvaṇaṭīkā. Paippalādaśākhā. Report. I. Jaṭāpāṭha. Kh. 55. B. 1, 2. Prātiśākhya. W. p. 87 (and—[commentary]). Kh. 56. 61 (2). 82. Haug. 42. Peters. 2, 182 (and—[commentary]). 3, 383 (and—[commentary]). Anukrama. Kh. 57. B. 1, 198. Sarvānukramaṇī. Io. 2142. B. 1, 198. Bṛhatsarvānukramaṇikā. W. 1487. Peters. 3, 383. Mantrāśīrvadasaṃhitā. Kh. 57. Saubhāgyakāṇḍa. Quoted by Kaivalyāśrama. Oxf. 108^a. Gṛhyasūtra. Haug. 23.
2) Atharvaveda (अथर्ववेद):—read Np. I, 22. Sarvānukramaṇī. add Peters. 2, 183.
3) Atharvaveda (अथर्ववेद):—Ulwar 321 (Saṃhitāpāṭha).
—Sarvānukramaṇī. Ulwar 322.
—Prātiśākhya. Ulwar 327. Bhāṣya. 328. Extr. 97.
4) Atharvaveda (अथर्ववेद):—Ak 1 (pada). As p. 3 (2 Mss.). 18 (Kāṇḍa 12-20). L.. 87-102. Tb. 12. 13. Paippalādaśākhā. Tb. 14-17. Prātiśākhya. Tb. 213. Prātiśākhyamūlasūtra in 3 Prapāṭhaka. Tb. 36. 213. Bṛhatsarvānukramaṇikā. Ak 64.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Atharvaveda (अथर्ववेद):—[=atharva-veda] [from atharva > atharvan] m. Name of the fourth Veda (See above).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Atharvaveda (अथर्ववेद):—[tatpurusha compound] m.
(-daḥ) The fourth or Atharvaveda (see ṛc, yajus, sāman), the Veda revealed by Atharvan or Angiras and sometimes considered, therefore, personified as a son of Angiras. See atharvan, atharvāṅgiras, pratyaṅgiras, brahmaveda. E. atharvan and veda.
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Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita (by Nayana Sharma)
Disease in the Vedas < [Chapter 4]
The physician in the Vedas < [Chapter 2]
Brahmā, Prajāpati and Dakṣa < [Chapter 8]
Women in the Atharva-veda Samhita (by Pranab Jyoti Kalita)
5. Contents of the Atharvaveda < [Chapter 1 - The Atharvaveda and its importance in the Vedic Literature]
7. Review of Literature < [Chapter 1 - The Atharvaveda and its importance in the Vedic Literature]
1. Woman in the Family and as a Daughter < [Chapter 3 - The Familial and Social Life of Women in the Atharvaveda]
Soma in Vedic Mythology and Ritual (study) (by Anjana Chakraborty)
Rudra-Shiva concept (Study) (by Maumita Bhattacharjee)
2.23. Rudra as Dūregavyūtī < [Chapter 6a - The Epithets of Rudra-Śiva]
2.24. Rudra as Śyāvāśva < [Chapter 6a - The Epithets of Rudra-Śiva]
2.20. Rudra as Astrā < [Chapter 6a - The Epithets of Rudra-Śiva]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 202 - Bhartṛyajña’s Decision < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 176 - Origin of Kaṃsāreśvara (Kaṃsāra-īśvara) < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 174 - Birth of Pippalāda < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter IX - Origin of yoga in the vedas < [The yoga philosophy]
Chapter X - Rise of the heretical yogas < [The yoga philosophy]
Chapter IX - Theology of om in the monads of monotheistic creeds < [The om tat sat]
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