Avagahana, Avagāhana: 13 definitions



Avagahana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Avagahan.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Avagāhana (अवगाहन) refers to “bathing”, mentioned in verse 4.20-22 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] from (suppressed) sperm (result) its outflow, pubic pain, cutaneous swelling, fever, throbbing of the heart, retention of urine, racking in the limbs, swelling of the testicles, gravel, and impotence. Cock, arrack, rice, enema, inunction, bathing [viz., avagāhana], milk prepared with bladder-cleansing (substances, and) lovely women one shall turn to in this case”.

Note: Avagāhana (“bathing”) has again been turned lus spyiṅ (“dipping the body”); as in v. 6, CD write bciṅ for spyiṅ, which does not make sense and appears to be a xylographical error occasioned by homophony.

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Avagāhana (अवगाहन):—Immersion of anointed body in to a tub of warm water. Its one among the daily regimen which nourishes whole body, bestows strength, gives stability and enhances physical resistance power.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

avagāhana : (nt.) 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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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avagāhana (अवगाहन).—n S Immersion or dipping (in water). 2 fig. Entrance or ingress (into a science or subject).

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

avagāhana (अवगाहन).—n Immersion, dipping (in water). Entrance (in a science or subject).

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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 dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avagāhana (अवगाहन).—

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: avagāhanam (अवगाहनम्).

See also (synonyms): avagāha.

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

Avagāhana (अवगाहन).—n.

(-naṃ) Bathing. E. avagāha and lyuṭ aff.

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

Avagāhana (अवगाहन).—[ava-gāh + ana], n. Immersion, [Pañcatantra] 31, 2.

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

Avagāhana (अवगाहन):—[=ava-gāhana] [from ava-gāh] n. immersion, bathing.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Avagāhana (अवगाहन):—(wie eben) n. dass. [Suśruta 2, 133, 14.] [Śṛṅgāratilaka 1.] yamunākacchamavatīrya prakāmamudakapānāvagāhanaṃ kṛtvā [Pañcatantra 31, 2.] pīnottuṅgakucāvagāhana das sich im Busen - Vergraben [Prabodhacandrodaja 57, 11, v. l.] für avagūhana .

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Avagāhana (अवगाहन):—, tīrthānāmavagāhanam [Mahābhārata 3, 13784.]

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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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