Avagaha, Avagāha: 13 definitions



Avagaha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 46. 18.

1b) A son of Citrasena.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 248.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Avagāha (अवगाह) refers to “bathing”, mentioned in verse 4.5-7 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] racking in the limbs, gravel, and pain in the bladder, the penis, and the groins (arise) from the stoppage of urine, and normally the above diseases (as well). The remedies for these (are) suppositories, inunction, bathing [avagāha], sweating, administration of enemas, [...]”.

Note: Avagāha (“bathing”) has been expressed by lus spyiṅ (“dipping the body”) and svedana (“sweating”) by dugs (“making (it) warm”).—For spyiṅ CD read bciṅ, which is obviously a mistake.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 5: The category of the non-living

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.

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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

[«previous next»] — Avagaha in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

avagāha : (m.) plunging into; entering.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Avagāha (अवगाह).—m.

(-haḥ) 1. Bathing. 2. Bathing place, bath. E. ava before, gāha to agitate: also vagāha.

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

Avagāha (अवगाह).—[ava-gāh + a], m. Bathing, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 5, 47.

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

Avagāha (अवगाह).—[masculine] na [neuter] submersion, bathing.

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

1) Avagāha (अवगाह):—[=ava-gāha] [from ava-gāh] m. plunging, bathing

2) [v.s. ...] a bucket, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Avagāha (अवगाह):—[ava-gāha] (haḥ) 1. m. Immersion; a bath.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Avagāha (अवगाह):—(von gāh mit ava) m. = vagāha [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 3, 171.] Eintauchung, Waschung, Baden [Suśruta 1, 78, 12. 182, 8.] [Ṛtusaṃhāra 1, 1.] salilāva [Śākuntala 3.] jalāva [Raghuvaṃśa 5, 47.]

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Avagāha (अवगाह):—

1) Eintauchung u. s. w.: snānapānāvagāhaiḥ [Mahābhārata 3, 10690.] nīcāvagāha adj. (hrada ein See) in dem Niedrige baden [Spr. 2779] (Conj.). sukhāvagāha adj. wohin man leicht eindringen kann, eig. und übertr.: (ākhyānam) śrutvādau bhavati nṛṇāṃ sukhāvagāhaṃ vistīrṇaṃ lavaṇajalaṃ yathā plavena [Mahābhārata 1, 660.] —

2) = jaladroṇī Eimer(?) [Halāyudha 4, 69]; vgl. avagāda .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Avagāha (अवगाह):—m.

1) Eintauchung , Waschung , Baden.

2) *Eimer.

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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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