Avaghata, Avaghaṭa, Avaghāta: 9 definitions
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Yoga (school of philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga
Avaghaṭa is one of the eighty-four Siddhas associated with eighty-four Yogic postures (āsanas), according to popular tradition in Jodhpur, Rājasthān. These posture-performing Siddhas are drawn from illustrative sources known as the Nava-nātha-caurāsī-siddha from Vȧrāṇasī and the Nava-nātha-caruāsī-siddha-bālāsundarī-yogamāyā from Puṇe. They bear some similarity between the eighty-four Siddhas painted on the walls of the sanctum of the temple in Mahāmandir.
The names of these Siddhas (e.g., Avaghaṭa) to 19th-century inscription on a painting from Jodhpur, which is labelled as “Maharaja Mansing and eighty-four Yogis”. The association of Siddhas with yogis reveals the tradition of seeing Matsyendra and his disciple Gorakṣa as the founders of haṭhayoga.
Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Avaghāta (अवघात).—See under अवहन् (avahan).
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Avaghāta (अवघात).—[ava han-ghañ]
2) Hurting, killing.
3) A violent or sharp blow, stroke or blow in general; कर्णावघातनिपुणेन च ताड्यमाना दूरीकृताः करिवरेण (karṇāvaghātanipuṇena ca tāḍyamānā dūrīkṛtāḥ karivareṇa) (bhṛṅgāḥ) Nītipr.2; अधरे दत्तदन्तावघाते (adhare dattadantāvaghāte) S. D.
4) Threshing corn by bruising it with a wooden pestle in a mortar.
5) Unnatural or accidental death.
Derivable forms: avaghātaḥ (अवघातः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-taḥ) 1. Threshing corn, by bruising it with a wooden pestle in a mortar of the same material. 2. Sudden or violent death. 3. Striking, killing. 4. A violent or fatal blow. E. ava, and ghāta struck.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avaghāta (अवघात).—i. e. ara-han, [Causal.] + a, m. A violent blow.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Avaghāta (अवघात):—[=ava-ghāta] a etc. See ava-√han.
2) [=ava-ghāta] [from ava-han] b m. a blow, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa] etc.
3) [v.s. ...] threshing corn by bruising it with a wooden pestle in a mortar of the same material, [Jaimini; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.
4) [v.s. ...] (for ava ghaṭṭa q.v.) a hole in the ground, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avaghāta (अवघात):—[ava-ghāta] (taḥ) 1. m. Threshing corn with a wooden pestle and mortar; striking; fatal blow.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a heavy stroke; a bang.
2) [noun] loss or damage due to sudden and violent force, as collision.
3) [noun] threshing corn by bruising it with a pestle in a mortar; the act of striking with heavy blows.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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