Dahana; 11 Definition(s)
Dahana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Dahana (दहन).—One of the eleven Rudras.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 171. 39.
Dahana (दहन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.60.3) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dahana) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Dahana (दहन, “burning”) or Dahanīya refers to one of the “seven means” (saptopāya) to be performed when a mantra does not manifest its effect, as explained in the 10th-century Kakṣapuṭatantra verse 1.89-91. The last resort is the dahanīya, which aims to burn the mantra at the stake. The practitioner encloses every akṣara of the mantra with four bījas of Agni, the god of Fire, and keeps the written mantra on his neck.
Accordingly, “if the dried [mantra] does not have an effect, one should perform the dahanīya (burning) with Agni’s bīja (i.e., raṃ). One should attach Agni’s bīja to the beginning, end, lower, and upper part of each akṣara of the mantra to make it burn. Having written the mantra with the oil of brahmavṛkṣa (Butea), one should keep it on his neck. Then, the mantra will have an effect. Thus, Śaṅkara told”.Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)
Dahana (दहन) or Dahanamudrā is the name of a mudrā described in the Īśvarasaṃhitā 42-43.—Accordingly, “the materials are to be touched, thinking of the sun in the red lotus remaining in the right palm. This is called dahanamudrā”. Mūdra (eg., Dahana-mudrā) is so called as it gives joy to the tattvas in the form of karman for those who offer spotless worship, drive out the defects which move about within and without and sealing up of what is done.Source: archive.org: Isvara Samhita Vol 5
Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.
Languages of India and abroad
dahana : (nt.) burning. (m.) fire.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Dahana, (Sk. dahana, to dahati, orig. “the burner”) fire Vism.338 (°kicca); ThA.256; Dāvs.V, 6; Sdhp.20. (Page 318)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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.
ḍāhaṇa (डाहण).—ad (dāha) An enhancing particle affixed to words expressing sour; corresponding with Sharp, piercing, biting. Used of fruits, buttermilk &c.
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ḍāhaṇa (डाहण).—n Slop or mess (as of water spilled or leaked, of urine &c.) nastiness.
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dahana (दहन).—n S Burning or combustion. See under dāhana.
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dāhana (दाहन).—n S Burning. dāhana is Burning in the active sense, dahana in the neuter.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ḍāhaṇa (डाहण).—n Slop or mess. Nastiness.
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dahana (दहन).—n Burning or combustion.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Dahana (दहन).—a. (-nī f.) [दह्-ल्युट् (dah-lyuṭ)]
1) Burning, consuming by fire; Bh.1.71.
2) Destructive, injurious; दहनं धाम विलोकनक्षमम् (dahanaṃ dhāma vilokanakṣamam) Ki.2.55.
-naḥ 1 Fire; Mb.13.2.28.
2) A pigeon.
3) The number 'three.'
4) A bad man.
5) The Bhallātaka plant.
6) Lead-wort. (citraka).
7) The constellation कृत्तिका (kṛttikā).
-nam 1 Burning, consuming by fire (fig. also); अपरो दहने स्वकर्मणां ववृते ज्ञानमयेन वह्निना (aparo dahane svakarmaṇāṃ vavṛte jñānamayena vahninā) R.8.2.
3) Sour gruel.
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1) Burning, reducing to ashes; वाराणस्याश्च दाहनम् (vārāṇasyāśca dāhanam) Bhāg.12.12.4.
Derivable forms: dāhanam (दाहनम्).
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Dāhana (दाहन).—&c. See under दह् (dah).
See also (synonyms): dāha, dāhaka, dāhya.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-naṃ) Burning, combustion. m.
(-naḥ) 1. Fire, or the deity Agni. 2. A bad man, one of evil dispositions. 3. The marking nut plant. 4. Lead wort, (Plumbago zeylanica, &c.) E. dah to burn, affix lyuṭ .
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(-naṃ) 1. Burning, reducing to ashes. 2. Cauterising. E. dah to burn. lyuṭ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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