Avaha, aka: Āvaha, Āvāha, Avahā; 9 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Āvaha (आवह).—A Vāyu. (Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 328, Verse 37).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Āvaha (आवह).—A wind that helps āgneya clouds to rain:1 one of the seven maruts;2 controls the mūka clouds.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 22. 34; III. 5. 82; 71. 112.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 163. 32.
  • 3) Vāyu-purāṇa 51. 32, 49; 67. 114.

1b) A son of Gāndini.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 111.
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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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āvaha : (adj.) (in cpds.), bringing; bearing; conducive. || āvāha (m.) taking in marriage; wedding.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Āvāha, (ā + vah) taking in marriage, lit. carrying away to oneself, marriage D. I, 99; J. VI, 363; SnA 273, 448; DhA. IV, 7. Often in cpd. ā° vivāha(ka) lit. leading to (one’s home) & leading away (from the bride’s home), wedding feast D. III, 183 (°ka); J. I, 452; VvA. 109, 157. (v. l. °ka). (Page 112)

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Āvaha, (adj.) (-°) (fr. ā + vah) bringing, going, causing Pv. II, 924 (sukh°); Vv 2211 (id); Dāvs II. 37; PvA. 86 (upakār°), 116 (anatth°); Sdhp. 15, 98, 206. (Page 112)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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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Marathi-English dictionary

āvaha (आवह).—a S That brings, conveys, confers, occasions. In comp. as guṇāvaha, sukhāvaha, duḥkhāvaha, dō- ṣāvaha, saṅkaṭāvaha, hitāvāha, śōkāvaha, bhayāvaha, harṣā- vaha, kalyāṇāvaha Producing effect, pleasure, pain, blame, trouble, advantage &c.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āvaha (आवह).—a Used in Compounds in the sense of, that which brings, con- veys, confers.

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

Avaha (अवह).—a.

1) Not carrying.

2) Having no stream.

-haḥ A kind of wind.

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Avahā (अवहा).—3 P. To leave, abandon रयिं न कश्चिन्ममृवाँ अवाहाः (rayiṃ na kaścinmamṛvāṃ avāhāḥ) Rv.1.116.3.

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Āvaha (आवह).—a. (As last member of comp.) Producing, leading or tending to, bringing on; क्लेशावहा भर्तुरलक्षणाऽहम् (kleśāvahā bharturalakṣaṇā'ham) R.14.5; so दुःख°, भय°, क्षय° (duḥkha°, bhaya°, kṣaya°) &c.

-haḥ 1 Name of one of the seven winds or bands of air, usually assigned to the भुवर्लोक (bhuvarloka) or atmospheric region between the भूर्लोक (bhūrloka) and स्वर्लोक (svarloka).

2) One of the seven tongues of fire.

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Āvāha (आवाह).—

1) Marrying.

2) A religious observance; आवाहाश्च विवाहाश्च सह सूतैर्मया कृताः (āvāhāśca vivāhāśca saha sūtairmayā kṛtāḥ) Mb.5.141.14;13.63.33.

Derivable forms: āvāhaḥ (आवाहः).

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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