Khaga, Kha-ga: 16 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Khaga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Khag.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Khaga (खग).—A nāga (serpent) born in the family of Kaśyapa. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 103).

2) Khaga (खग).—A synonym of Śiva. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 17, Stanza 67).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Khaga (खग) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.101.10/V.103) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Khaga) 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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Khaga (खग) refers to a “Skyfarer”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “The plane of the One-footed (ekapāda i.e. the letter E) is where the Skyfarer [i.e., khaga] is in the Skyfarer within the Cavity of the Hair [i.e., keśa-randhra-khaga]. Śrīdeva is above Meru (the triangle above the head) (merupaścima) in the essential nature of the Void (kha), which is the threefold measure (of energy) (mātra). (This is) where everything consists of Space (ākāśa) and is the Cavity (vivara), which is the nectar of Fire (vāḍava). There, above, in the Void is the supreme god. (He is) the moonbeam (candrāṃśu) that, well-fixed, oozes (nectar). The (energy of the) Full Moon (pūrṇamāsā) resides as the teacher's being (gurutva) on the plane of the Skyfarer”.

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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

khaga : (m.) a bird.

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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

khaga (खग).—m S (kha The heavens, ga That goes or flies.) A bird.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

khaga (खग).—m A bird. khaganāyaka m A name of garūḍa.

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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

Khaga (खग).—a. [khe ākāśe gacchati gam-ḍa] moving in the air; आरुह्यतामयं शीघ्रं खगो रत्नविभूषितः (āruhyatāmayaṃ śīghraṃ khago ratnavibhūṣitaḥ) Rām.3.42.7. (-gaḥ) 1 a bird; अधुनीत खगः स नैकधा तनुम् (adhunīta khagaḥ sa naikadhā tanum) N.2.2; Ms.12.63.

2) air, wind; तमांसीव यथा सूर्यो वृक्षानग्निर्घनान्खगः (tamāṃsīva yathā sūryo vṛkṣānagnirghanānkhagaḥ) Mb.

3) the sun.

4) a planet; e. g. आपोक्लिमे यदि खगाः स किलेन्दुवारः (āpoklime yadi khagāḥ sa kilenduvāraḥ) Tv.

5) a grass-hopper.

6) a deity.

7) an arrow; आशीविषाभान् खगमान् प्रमुञ्चन् (āśīviṣābhān khagamān pramuñcan) Mb.8.67.2. °अधिपः (adhipaḥ) an epithet of Garuḍa; हर्षयन्विबुधानीकमारुरोह खगाधिपम् (harṣayanvibudhānīkamāruroha khagādhipam) Bhāg.8. 4.26. °अन्तकः (antakaḥ) a hawk, falcon. °अभिरामः (abhirāmaḥ) an epithet of Śiva. °आसनः (āsanaḥ)

1) the eastern mountain on which the sun rises.

2) an epithet of Viṣṇu. °इन्द्रः, °ईश्वरः, °पतिः (indraḥ, °īśvaraḥ, °patiḥ) epithets of Garuḍa ज्ञानेन वैयासकिशद्वितेन भेजे खगेन्द्रध्वजपादमूलम् (jñānena vaiyāsakiśadvitena bheje khagendradhvajapādamūlam) Bhāg. °वती (vatī) f. the earth. °स्थानम् (sthānam)

1) the hollow of a tree.

2) a bird's nest.

Khaga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kha and ga (ग).

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

Khaga (खग).—m.

(-gaḥ) 1. A bird. 2. An arrow. 3. The sun. 4. A planet. 5. deity. 6. Air, wind. 7. A grasshopper. E. kha the sky, &c. and ga who goes.

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

Khaga (खग).—[kha-ga], I. adj. Moving, existing, in the sky, Mahābhārata 3, 12257. Ii. m. 1. A bird, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 20, 36. 2. Wind, Mahābhārata 3, 14616.

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

Khaga (खग).—[adjective] moving in the air, flying; [masculine] bird.

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

1) Khaga (खग):—[=kha-ga] [from kha] a mfn. moving in air, [Mahābhārata iii, 12257]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a bird, [Manu-smṛti xii, 63; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] Name of Garuḍa (cf. -ga-pati), [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

4) [v.s. ...] any air-moving insect (as a bee), [Rāmāyaṇa ii, 56, 11]

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

6) [v.s. ...] the sun, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

7) [v.s. ...] a planet, [Golādhyāya]

8) [v.s. ...] air, wind, [Mahābhārata iii, 14616]

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

10) [v.s. ...] an arrow, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) [=kha-ga] b etc. See 3. kha.

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

Khaga (खग):—[kha-ga] (gaḥ) 1. m. A bird; an arrow; the sun; air; a grasshopper; a god.

[Sanskrit to German]

Khaga 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Khaga (खग) [Also spelled khag]:—(nm) a bird.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Khaga (ಖಗ):—[noun] that which moves, seem to move or believed to move in the sky as a bird, an arrow, a deity, the sun; etc. 2) a building where a person normally lives in; a house.

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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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