Wisdom Library Logo

Dahana, 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

Dahana means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Purāṇa

Dahana (दहन).—One of the eleven Rudras.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 171. 39.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
context information

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

In Buddhism

Pali

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 DictionaryPali book cover
context information

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.

Relevant definitions

Search found 11 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Tripuradahana
Tripuradahana (त्रिपुरदहन).—(According to the Śilparatna), Śiva in the act of destroyi...
Lavaṇa
Lavaṇa (लवण) refers to “rock salt”: a mineral that was typically mined, extracted and used (bot...
Vana
Vana (वन).—A son of Uśīnara.** Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 3.
Amla
Amlā (अम्ला) is another name (synonym) for Ciñcā, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Tam...
Katuka
1) Kaṭuka (कटुक) is a Sanskrit word referring to Helleborus niger, a perennial flowering pla...
Greek gods
As the names of the Greek gods and heroes have in a great measure been found to correspond with...
Citraka
Citraka (चित्रक).—A son of Vṛṣṇi; (Pṛṣṇi, Vāyu-purāṇa); father of a number of sons and da...
Daphne
In the story of Daphne, a name derived from Dahana, the Sanskrit dawn, we find another version ...
Vana Samyutta
1) Vana, 2 (nt.) (van; vanati & vanoti to desire=Av. vanaiti Lat. venus, Ohg. wini friend (: E...
Athene
Athene of Greek mythology:—The dawn (Ushas, vedic deity) is also called Dahana, and she is Sara...
Minerva
Minerva in Roman mythology.—It is Minerva, whose Greek name, Athene, is derived, like Daphne, f...

Relevant text

Search found books containing Dahana. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:

- Was this explanation helpufll? Leave a comment:

Make this page a better place for research and define the term yourself in your own words.

You have to be a member in order to post comments. Click here to login or click here to become a member.