Dahana, Dāhana: 36 definitions


Dahana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Dahan.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 171. 39.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: archive.org: Sardhatrisatikalottaragama

Dāhana (दाहन) refers to “burning” which is prescribed as one of the operations/ preliminary ceremonies related to the kuṇḍa (“fire-pit”), according to the various Āgamas and related literature. Dāhana is mentioned in the Cintya-āgama (chapter 10).

Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra

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: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Dahana (दहन) refers to “burning”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 10.1-7ab, while describing the appearance and worship of Bhairava]—“Now, at this moment, I shall explain the distinct appearance of Bhairava, [who] resembles an ointment [that clears the eye]. He has a nature that burns up and dissolves all things (kalpānta-dahana-ātmaka). Five-faced, atop a corpse, ten-armed [and] terrible, he resembles troops with demon mouths. [...] Having worshipped Bhairava, [the Mantrin] remembers being joined in union [with] him, [in the same way as] dissolution in fire”.

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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.

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: archive.org: Isvara Samhita Vol 5

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: Catalogue of Pancaratra Agama Texts

1) Dahana (दहन) is the name of a Mudrā (“ritual hand-gestures”), discussed in the twenty-fourth chapter of the Īśvarasaṃhitā (printed edition), a Pāñcarātra work in 8200 verses and 24 chapters dealing with topics such as routines of temple worship, major and minor festivals, temple-building and initiation.—Description of the chapter [mudrā-lakṣaṇa-bhagavaddhyāna-ādi-prakāra]: Nārada tells how one prepares himself for the practice of mudrā-gestures—washing the hands with sandal-paste, doing certain exercises with the fingers, ritually touching the chest with the thumbs and forefingers of both hands, executing certain motions with the palms joined, etc. (3-11). Different mudrā-gestures are named and described (12-72): [e.g., dahana (43a)] [...]

2) Dahana (दहन) or Dahanamudrā refers to one of the fifty-three Mudrās (ritual hand gestures) described in chapter 22 (Caryāpāda) of the Padmasaṃhitā: the most widely followed of Saṃhitā covering the entire range of concerns of Pāñcarātra doctrine and practice (i.e., the four-fold formulation of subject matter—jñāna, yoga, kriyā and caryā) consisting of roughly 9000 verses.—Description of the chapter [mudrālakṣaṇa-vidhi]: Brahmā asks the meaning, uses and varieties of mudrā-gestures. Bhagavān says these finger movements are ways to fend off evil and to prevent those taking pleasure in harming others. Furthermore, they please the Lord-so long as they are demonstrated in private (1-5a). He then names and describes 53 mudrā-gestures: [e.g., dahana (33b-35a)] [...]

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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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Dahana (दहन) is another name for “Agni” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning dahana] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Dahana (दहन) is another name for Citraka, a medicinal plant identified with (1) [white variety] Plumbago zeylanica Linn.; (2) [red variety] Plumbago rosea Linn. syn. or Plumbago indica Linn., both from the Plumbaginaceae or “leadwort” family of flowering plants, according to verse 6.43-45 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu.—The sixth chapter (pippalyādi-varga) of this book enumerates ninety-five varieties of plants obtained from the market (paṇyauṣadhi). Together with the names Dahana and Citraka, there are a total of twenty Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Dahana (दहन) refers to a “burning sensation (in the body)”, and is a symptom caused by snake-bites (such as the Kumbhamaṇḍalī-snakes), according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—Accordingly, the symptoms are described as follows: “Shivering, nasal speech, exhaustion caused by thirst and related discomfort, lack of co-ordination, yawning, fever, head-ache, trembling of the tongue, cold, pain due to burning sensation in the body (dahanadeha) [rujā dahanadehecchā] and quivering of lips”

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Dahana (दहन, “burning”) refers to one of the two phases of the liberating action of initiation, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—The goddess’s gaze burns up dross, supplies light and produces wonderful luminous forms. It also exudes nectar. Here then the two phases of the liberating action of initiation are reproduced on a cosmic scale. First comes the purification that takes place, as we are told, by the action of the Yoga of the Equinox. This is the rise of Kuṇḍalinī that takes place by the equalization of the Solar and Lunar breaths. This phase is called ‘dahana’ which means ‘burning’ because in this phase impurities are consumed by the fire of the goddess in her form as Kuṇḍalinī within the body. It is followed and completed by the next one, which is called ploṣaṇa, meaning ‘flooding’. In this phase the body and universe is consecrated with the nectar of the lunar fluid that pours down from the lunar goddess who is the energy of the Moon.

2) Dahana (दहन) refers to the “burning” appearance of Pūrṇagiri, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “(Pūrṇagiri) is on the northern peak of Kailāśa and is full of countless flames. Brilliant like ten million suns, it is as if devouring the Three Worlds. It is brown and burning [i.e., dahana-avastha]. Licking things up and destroying them, it is very terrible. O goddess, it is difficult for me to see it—what to say for others! It stands in the middle of the triangular city and is adorned with walls of lightning flashes. That divine city of the supreme Lord is made of pillars of adamantine. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

1) Dahana (दहन) refers to “fire”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 7), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Mercury (Budha) never reappears after his conjunction with the sun without upsetting the existing order of things: he causes fear from flood, from fire [i.e., dahana-bhaya] and from storms and paralizes trade by abnormally enhancing or lowering the price of food grains. If Mercury should cut through the constellations of Śravaṇa, Dhaniṣṭhā, Rohiṇī, Mṛgaśīrṣa and Uttarāṣāḍha, sacred respectively to Viṣṇu, Aṣṭavasu, Brahmā, the Moon and Viśvedevā, his disc appearing to rub against those of the stars, he causes drought and disease in the land”.

2) Dahana (दहन) or Dahanavīthi refers to one the nine divisions of the ecliptic, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 9).—Accordingly, “The ecliptic is divided into nine divisions known as Vīthis (paths), According to some each division consists of three constellations beginning from Aśvini. [...] According to others the Airāvata Vīthi consists of the constellations of Pūrvāṣāḍha and Uttarāṣāḍha; [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics

Dahana (दहन) represents the number 3 (three) in the “word-numeral system” (bhūtasaṃkhyā), which was used in Sanskrit texts dealing with astronomy, mathematics, metrics, as well as in the dates of inscriptions and manuscripts in ancient Indian literature.—A system of expressing numbers by means of words arranged as in the place-value notation was developed and perfected in India in the early centuries of the Christian era. In this system the numerals [e.g., 3—dahana] are expressed by names of things, beings or concepts, which, naturally or in accordance with the teaching of the Śāstras, connote numbers.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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Mantrashastra (the science of Mantras)

Source: Wisdom Library: Mantrashastra

Dahana (दहन, “burning”) (or dahanīya) refers to “burning the mantra on fire” and represents one of the seven techniques to improve or revive fruitless mantras (i.e., “mantras that do not bring satisfaction and visible improvements”), according to the Kakṣapuṭatantra verses 1.89.91.—The operation of Dahana (burning the mantra on fire) is described as: The practitioner encloses each burwa [?] of the mantra in a ring of four bījas of Agni [raṃ], the god of fire, and wears it around the neck. Kakshaputa states that the mantra cannot fail to have an effect after using all these means.

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Mantrashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, mantraśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mantras—chants, incantations, spells, magical hymns, etc. Mantra Sastra literature includes many ancient books dealing with the methods reciting mantras, identifying and purifying its defects and the science behind uttering or chanting syllables.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (tantric Buddhism)

Jvālā (ज्वाला) refers to a “blazing (fire)”, according to the Bhūśalyasūtrapātananimittavidhi section of Jagaddarpaṇa’s Ācāryakriyāsamuccaya, a text within Tantric Buddhism dealing with construction manual for monasteries etc.—Accordingly, “[...] If a parasol, lotus, banner, muraja drum, flagpole, ornament, a woman of the court, fish, milk, the best curd, wine, blazing fire (dahana-jvālā), and fruits [are seen], then there are victory, extraordinary increase of grain, property, [the number of] sons, and other [merits], and the completion of duties. [...]”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Dahana (दहन) refers to the “burning (of sandal-wood paste)”, according to Pūjyapāda’s Sarvārthasiddhi.—Accordingly, “[...] Even if human birth is attained, a good country, a good family, keen senses, health, etc. are more and more difficult of attainment. When all these are attained, if true faith is not acquired, human birth becomes useless like the face without vision. And even after attaining this rare true faith, if anyone is immersed in worldly pleasures, it is like burning sandal-wood paste (candana-dahana) for the sake of ash. [...]”.

Synonyms: Vahni, Anala, Agni.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dahana.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘three’. Note: dahana is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Dahana [दहन] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lam. from the Rutaceae (Lemon) family having the following synonyms: Toddalia nitida, Toddalia aculeata, Cranzia asiatica. For the possible medicinal usage of dahana, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Dahana in India is the name of a plant defined with Plumbago zeylanica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Plumbago scandens L. (among others).

2) Dahana is also identified with Toddalia asiatica It has the synonym Aralia labordei H. Lév. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique … Botanique (1797)
· FBI (1882)
· Flora of Tropical East Africa, Plumbaginaceae (1976)
· Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France (1945)
· Journal of the Arnold Arboretum (1980)
· Species Plantarum (1762)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dahana : (nt.) burning. (m.) fire.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Dahana, (Sk. dahana, to dahati, orig. “the burner”) fire Vism.338 (°kicca); ThA.256; Dāvs.V, 6; Sdhp.20. (Page 318)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ḍāhaṇa (डाहण).—n Slop or mess. Nastiness.

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dahana (दहन).—n Burning or combustion.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dahana (दहन).—a. (- f.) [दह्-ल्युट् (dah-lyuṭ)]

1) Burning, consuming by fire; Bhartṛhari 1.71.

2) Destructive, injurious; दहनं धाम विलोकनक्षमम् (dahanaṃ dhāma vilokanakṣamam) Kirātārjunīya 2.55.

-naḥ 1 Fire; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 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.

2) Cauterizing.

3) Sour gruel.

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Dāhana (दाहन).—

1) Burning, reducing to ashes; वाराणस्याश्च दाहनम् (vārāṇasyāśca dāhanam) Bhāgavata 12.12.4.

2) Cauterizing.

Derivable forms: dāhanam (दाहनम्).

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Dāhana (दाहन).—&c. See under दह् (dah).

See also (synonyms): dāha, dāhaka, dāhya.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dahana (दहन).—n.

(-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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Dāhana (दाहन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Burning, reducing to ashes. 2. Cauterising. E. dah to burn. lyuṭ aff.

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

Dahana (दहन).—[dah + ana], I. adj., f. , Consuming by fire, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 2522. 2. Destroying, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 1, 70. Ii. m. 1. Fire, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 29. 2. The deity of fire, Mahābhārata 1, 8360. 3. One of the Rudras, Mahābhārata 1, 2567. Iii. n. 1. Consuming by fire, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 8, 20. 2. Burning, Bhāṣāp. 156.

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Dāhana (दाहन).—i. e. dah, [Causal.] + ana, n. Causing to be consumed by fire, Mahābhārata 1, 403.

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

Dahana (दहन).—[adjective] ([feminine] ī) & [neuter] burning, consuming, destroying; [masculine] (adj. —° [feminine] ā) fire or the god Agni.

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Dāhana (दाहन).—[neuter] causing to burn or be burnt, combustion.

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

1) Dahana (दहन):—[from dah] mf(ī)n. burning, consuming by fire, scorching, destroying (chiefly ifc.), [Harivaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Bhartṛhari]

2) [v.s. ...] (said of the dhāraṇā of fire), [Gorakṣa-śataka 164]

3) [v.s. ...] m. fire (of three kinds), Agni, [Kauśika-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc. (ifc. f(ā). , [Horāśāstra])

4) [v.s. ...] m. the numeral three, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Sūryasiddhānta]

5) [v.s. ...] one of the 5 forms of fire in the Svāhā-kāra, [Harivaṃśa 10465]

6) [v.s. ...] a pigeon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] Plumbago zeylanica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] Anacardium officinarum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] Name of an attendant of Skanda, [Mahābhārata ix, 2536]

10) [v.s. ...] Name of a Rudra, [i; Matsya-purāṇa]

11) [v.s. ...] n. burning, consuming by fire, [Kauśika-sūtra 80; Rāmāyaṇa vii; Raghuvaṃśa] etc.

12) [v.s. ...] cauterising, [Suśruta]

13) [v.s. ...] sour gruel, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]

14) Dahanā (दहना):—[from dahana > dah] f. Name of part of the moon’s course, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā ix, 1-3 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

15) Dāhana (दाहन):—[from dāha] n. ([from] the [Causal]) causing to burn or be burnt, reducing to ashes, [Mahābhārata i, 403; Bhāgavata-purāṇa xii, 12, 40]

16) [v.s. ...] cauterizing, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

1) Dahana (दहन):—(naḥ) 1. m. Fire or the deity Agni; a bad man; the marking nut; lead-wort. n. Burning.

2) Dāhana (दाहन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Burning.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dahana (दहन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ḍahaṇa, Dahaṇa, Dāhaṇa.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Dahana (दहन) [Also spelled dahan]:—(nm) burning, combustion; ~[śīla] combustible; ~[śīlatā] combustibility.

2) Dahānā (दहाना):—(nm) the mouth (of a river).

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Ḍahaṇa (डहण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Dahana.

2) Dahaṇa (दहण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Dahana.

3) Dāhaṇa (दाहण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Dāhana.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dahana (ದಹನ):—

1) [noun] (myth.) the Fire-God, Agni, as the Regent of south-east quarter.

2) [noun] the act, fact or an instance of burning or being burnt.

3) [noun] the act or process of burning a dead body to ashes.

4) [noun] (myth.) name of a hell.

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Dāhana (ದಾಹನ):—

1) [noun] the act of causing (something) burn.

2) [noun] a branding with a hot iron.

3) [noun] a kind of military weapon.

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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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