Avagaha, aka: Avagāha; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Avagāha (अवगाह).—A warrior of the Vṛṣṇi dynasty. (Mahābhārata, Droṇa Parva, Chapter 11, Stanza 27).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Avagāha (अवगाह).—A son of Vṛkadevī and Vasudeva.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 46. 18.

1b) A son of Citrasena.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 248.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Avagāha (अवगाह, “accommodation”) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 5.18.—“(The function) of space (ākāśa) (is to) provide accommodation (avagāha)”.—What is the meaning of avagāha? To provide place to living beings and matter for existence (or activity) is called avagāha. The attribute avagāha is existent in all substances (dravya), then why it refers primarily to space (ākāśa) only? As it is the nature of space only to provide place to exist to all substances, so it refers to space substance primarily.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 5: The category of the non-living
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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avagāha : (m.) plunging into; entering.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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

Avagāha (अवगाह).—

1) Bathing; सुभगसलिलावगाहाः (subhagasalilāvagāhāḥ) Ś.1.3; अवगाहप्रस्थितमिव वनमहिषयूथम् (avagāhaprasthitamiva vanamahiṣayūtham) K.29; सदावगाहक्षमवारिसंचयः (sadāvagāhakṣamavārisaṃcayaḥ) Ṛs.1.1.

2) Plunging, immersing (in general); entering into; हुतमुगवगाहनसाहसिकाम् (hutamugavagāhanasāhasikām) Dk.16; परदेशावगाहनात् (paradeśāvagāhanāt) H.3.88; जलावगाहक्षणमात्रशान्ता (jalāvagāhakṣaṇamātraśāntā) R.5.47; दग्धानामवगाहनाय विधिना रम्यं सरो निर्मितम् (dagdhānāmavagāhanāya vidhinā ramyaṃ saro nirmitam) Ś.Til.1.

3) (fig.) Mastering, learning, studying completely; सकलशास्त्रावगाहगम्भीरबुद्धिः (sakalaśāstrāvagāhagambhīrabuddhiḥ) K.56.

4) A place of bathing.

5) A bucket.

Derivable forms: avagāhaḥ (अवगाहः).

See also (synonyms): avagāhana.

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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