Ayahpana, Ayaḥpāna, Ayas-pana: 3 definitions



Ayahpana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ayaḥpāna (अयःपान).—A hell.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 26. 7 and 29.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ayaḥpāna (अयःपान).—(ayaḥpānam) Name of a hell (where redhot iron is forced down the throats of those who are condemned to it).

Derivable forms: ayaḥpānam (अयःपानम्).

Ayaḥpāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ayas and pāna (पान).

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

Ayaḥpāna (अयःपान):—[=ayaḥ-pāna] [from ayaḥ > ayas] n. ‘iron-drink’, Name of a hell, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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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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