Gandhavaha, Gandhavahā, Gandha-vaha, Gandhavāha, Gamdhavaha: 12 definitions

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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Gandhavaha in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Gandhavahā (गन्धवहा) refers to the city of Vāyu, situated on the north-western lower slope of mount Meru, according to Parākhyatantra 5.66. Meru is the name of a golden mountained situated in the middle of nine landmasses (navakhaṇḍa): Bhārata, Hari, Kimpuruṣa, Ramyaka, Ramaṇa, Kuru, Bhadrāśva, Ketumāla and Ilāvṛta. Together these khaṇḍas make up the continent known as Jambūdvīpa.

Gandhavahā is also known by the name Gandha or Gandhavatī and is mentioned in various other sources, eg., the Svacchanda-tantra 10.132-136, Kiraṇa-āgama 8.51-54, Mṛgendra-āgama vidyāpāda 13.47-54, Sarvajñānottara-tantra adhvaprakaraṇa 34-36 and Mataṅga-āgama vidyāpāda 23.60-63

The Parākhyatantra is an old Śaiva-siddhānta tantra dating from before the 10th century.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Gandhavaha (गन्धवह).—the wind; रात्रिंदिवं गन्धवहः प्रयाति (rātriṃdivaṃ gandhavahaḥ prayāti) Ś.5.4; दिग्दक्षिणा गन्धवहं मुखेन (digdakṣiṇā gandhavahaṃ mukhena) Kumārasambhava 3.25.

Derivable forms: gandhavahaḥ (गन्धवहः).

Gandhavaha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gandha and vaha (वह).

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Gandhavahā (गन्धवहा).—the nose.

Gandhavahā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gandha and vahā (वहा).

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Gandhavāha (गन्धवाह).—

1) the wind; देहं दहन्ति दहना इव गन्धवाहाः (dehaṃ dahanti dahanā iva gandhavāhāḥ) Bv.1.14.

2) the musk-deer.

Derivable forms: gandhavāhaḥ (गन्धवाहः).

Gandhavāha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gandha and vāha (वाह).

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

Gandhavaha (गन्धवह).—mfn.

(-haḥ-hā-haṃ) Smelling, fragrant, &c. m.

(-haḥ) The wind. f.

(-hā) The nose. E. gandha smell, and vaha what conveys, from vah to bear &c., and ac aff.

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Gandhavāha (गन्धवाह).—m.

(-haḥ) 1. The wind. 2. A deer, the musk-deer. f.

(-hā) The nose. E. gandha smell, vah to convey, and aṇ aff.

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

Gandhavaha (गन्धवह).—[gandha-vaha], I. adj., f. , Conveying fragrance, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 2, 10, 20. Ii. m. The wind, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 101.

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Gandhavāha (गन्धवाह).—m. the wind, [Gītagovinda. ed. Lassen.] 1, 35.

Gandhavāha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gandha and vāha (वाह).

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

Gandhavaha (गन्धवह).—[masculine] the wind (bearer of odours).

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Gandhavāha (गन्धवाह).—[masculine] the wind (bearer of odours).

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

1) Gandhavaha (गन्धवह):—[=gandha-vaha] [from gandha] mfn. bearing fragrances (said of wind), [Manu-smṛti i, 76; Bhāgavata-purāṇa ii, 10, 20]

2) [v.s. ...] m. wind, [Mahābhārata ii, 390; Śakuntalā v, 4; Kumāra-sambhava] etc.

3) Gandhavahā (गन्धवहा):—[=gandha-vahā] [from gandha-vaha > gandha] f. the nose, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Gandhavāha (गन्धवाह):—[=gandha-vāha] [from gandha] m. (= -vaha) the wind, [Gīta-govinda i, 35]

5) [v.s. ...] the musk deer, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) Gandhavāhā (गन्धवाहा):—[=gandha-vāhā] [from gandha-vāha > gandha] f. the nose, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Gandhavaha (गन्धवह):—[gandha-vaha] (haḥ) 1. m. The wind. () f. The nose. a. Fragrant.

2) Gandhavāha (गन्धवाह):—[gandha-vāha] (haḥ) 1. m. The wind; a musk deer. () f. The nose.

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

Gandhavāha (गन्धवाह) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Gaṃdhavāha.

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Gandhavaha 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

[«previous next»] — Gandhavaha in Prakrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Gaṃdhavāha (गंधवाह) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Gandhavāha.

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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

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

Gaṃdhavaha (ಗಂಧವಹ):—[noun] the wind, the carrier of fragrances.

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Gaṃdhavāha (ಗಂಧವಾಹ):—

1) [noun] = ಗಂಧವಹ [gamdhavaha].

2) [noun] a small, hornless deer, Moschus moschiferus of the uplands of central Asia, the male of which secretes musk; a musk deer.

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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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