Baliharana, Baliharaṇa, Bali-harana: 10 definitions


Baliharana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Baliharana in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A forest tract (vanasanda) near Kusinara where the Buddha is said to have stayed (A.i.274;v.79). It was so called because the people there made offerings to various spirits (AA.i.457; MA.ii.826). The Kinti Sutta was preached there (M.ii.238).

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

baliharaṇa : (nt.) collecting of taxes.

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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

[«previous next»] — Baliharana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

baliharaṇa (बलिहरण).—n S See the popular form baḷīharaṇa.

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baḷīharaṇa (बळीहरण).—n (baliharaṇa S) A circular āhuti (offering of rice &c.) to the divinities daily. This is placed on the ground in contrad. from vaiśvadēva (offering to agni) which is cast into the fire. 2 fig. Writing all round the margin of a book (by way of comment or of correction of errors). v ghāla. baḷēṃ ad (baḷa) By force or violence; by compulsion. 2 Whether with or without reason; determinedly. 3 or baḷēñca With strenuous efforts; by vehement exertion.

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

baliharaṇa (बलिहरण).—n See baḷīharaṇa.

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baḷīharaṇa (बळीहरण).—n A circular āhuti (offering of rice &c.) to the divinities daily.

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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

[«previous next»] — Baliharana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Baliharaṇa (बलिहरण).—an offering of oblations to all creatures.

Derivable forms: baliharaṇam (बलिहरणम्).

Baliharaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bali and haraṇa (हरण).

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

Baliharaṇa (बलिहरण).—[neuter] hāra [masculine] = balikarman.

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

1) Baliharaṇa (बलिहरण):—[=bali-haraṇa] [from bali] mf(ī)n. adapted for the presentation of oblations, [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] n. the presentation of obl°, [Gṛhya-sūtra; Suśruta] (cf. [Religious Thought and Life in India 329 etc.])

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Baliharana in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Baliharana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Baliharaṇa (ಬಲಿಹರಣ):—

1) [noun] an offering of the life of an animal to semi-divine beings, household divinities, spirits, etc.

2) [noun] that part of the food which is offered to gods and manes, at the end of worshipping; ಬಲಿಹರಣ ಮಾಡು [baliharana madu] baliharaṇa māḍu to sacrifice an animal as an oblation to a deity, deamon, etc.

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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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