Gaha, Gāha: 13 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Gaha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Gāha (गाह) refers to “innermost recess”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “O goddess, I will tell (you what is to be done next) once the letters have been placed [i.e., varṇanyāsa] in the grid (gahvara). One should know the locations of the sacred seats in the grid by means of the letters in the grid (gāha lit. ‘innermost recess’) (placed there in due order) according to the sequence KĀ (Kāmarūpa), PŪ (Pūrṇagiri), JĀ (Jālandhara) and O (Oḍḍiyāna). The letters that denote (the sacred seats) within the sacred seats beginning with Kāmākhya are the ones beginning with A, O, Jha and Pha”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

gaha : (m.) 1. one who catches or take possession of. 2. a planet. (nt.), house. || gāha (m.), 1. seizure; grip; 2. obsession; 3. an idea; a view.

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

1) Gaha, 2 (Sk. graha, gaṇhāti, q. v. for etym.) “seizer, ” seizing, grasping, a demon, any being or object having a hold upon man. So at S.I, 208 where Sānu is “seized” by an epileptic fit (see note in K.S. I.267, 268). Used of dosa (anger) Dh.251 (exemplified at DhA.III, 362 by ajagara° the grip of a boa, kumbhīla° of a crocodile, yakkha° of a demon). sagaha having crocodiles, full of e. (of the ocean) (+sarakkhasa) It.57. Cp. gahaṇa & saṃ°. (Page 247)

2) Gaha, 1 (see under gaṇhāti) a house, usually in cpds. (see below). J.III, 396 (=the layman’s life; Com. geha).

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Gāha, (fr. gaṇhāti) 1. (n.) seizing, seizure, grip (cp. gaha): canda° suriya° an eclipse (lit. the moon, etc., being seized by a demon) D.I, 10 (=DA.I, 95: Rāhu candaṃ gaṇhāti). Esp. applied to the sphere of the mind; obsession, being possessed (by a thought), an idea, opinion, view, usually as a preconceived idea, a wrong view, misconception. So in definition of diṭṭhi (wrong views) with paṭiggāha & abhinivesa Nd2 271III (on lepa); Pug.22Q Dhs.381 (=obsession like the grip of a crocodile DhsA.253), 1003; Vbh.145, 358. In the same formula as vipariyesa ggāha (wrong view), cp. viparīta° VvA.331 (see diṭṭhi). As doubt & error in anekaṃ sa+g° in definition of kaṅkhā & vicikicchā Nd2 1; Vbh.168; ekaṃsa° & apaṇṇaka° certainty, right thought J.I, 97.—gāhaṃ vissajjeti to give up a preconceived idea J.II, 387.—2. (adj.) act. holding: rasmi° holding the reins Dh.222; dabbi° holding the spoons Pv.II, 953 (=gāhaka PvA.135).—(b) med.-pass. taken: jīvagāha taken alive, in °ṃ gaheti to take (prisoner) alive S.I, 84, karamaragāhaṃ gaheti same J.III, 361 (see kara). (Page 250)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gāha (गाह).—a. [gāh-ghañ] Diving into, bathing.

-haḥ 1 Diving into, plunging, bathing; रामाणामनवरतोद्गाहभाजाम् (rāmāṇāmanavaratodgāhabhājām) Śi.8.45.

2) Depth, interior; महो गाहाद्दिव आ निरधुक्षत (maho gāhāddiva ā niradhukṣata) Rv.9.11.8.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Gaha (गह).—nt., possibly MIndic for Sanskrit gṛha, house, but according to Chin. a shrine, pagoda, or the lower part of one; see § 3.90: Bodhisattvabhūmi 231.11, 26; 232.7. Cf., however, gahastha.

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Gāha (गाह).—(m.; MIndic for gādha, q.v.), = gāḍha and (Sanskrit, Pali) gādha: Mahāvastu iii.285.13, mss. agāhe gāham eṣatha.

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

Gaha (गह).—m. (-ha) A cav e. 2. A forest. E. gah to be impervious ac aff.

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

Gāha (गाह).—[masculine] depth, interior.

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

1) Gaha (गह):—[from gah] ? See dur-g.

2) Gāha (गाह):—[from gāh] mfn. ([gana] pacādi) ifc. ‘diving into’ See uda-, udaka-

3) [v.s. ...] m. depth, interior, innermost recess, [Ṛg-veda ix, 110, 8]

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

1) Gaha (गह):—(haḥ) 1. m. A cave; wood.

2) Gāha (गाह):—(ṅa, u) gāhate 1. d. To churn. With ava to immerse, to bathe; with bi to bathe, to agitate.

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Gaha 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Gaha (गह) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Grath.

2) Gaha (गह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Grah.

3) Gaha (गह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Graha.

4) Gaha (गह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Graha.

5) Gaha (गह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Gṛha.

6) Gāha (गाह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Grāha.

7) Gāha (गाह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Gāh.

8) Gāha (गाह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Gādha.

9) Gāha (गाह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Grāh.

10) Gāhā (गाहा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Gāthā.

11) Gāhā (गाहा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Gāthā.

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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

Gāha (ಗಾಹ):—

1) [noun] the act or fact of going under the surface of a liquid; a being immersed.

2) [noun] a hiding of oneself.

3) [noun] the quality or condition of being deep; deepness.

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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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