Khaga, Kha-ga: 18 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Khag.
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.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
1) 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) in the essential nature of the Void (kha), which is the threefold measure (of energy) (mātra). [...]”.
2) Khaga (खग) refers to one of the eight Guardians (kṣetrapāla-aṣṭaka) associated with Jālandhara (which is in the southern quarter), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra.—[...] The eight guardians: Agnivetāla, Jayanta, Jvālāmukha, Bhīmanāda, Ghora, Meghanāda, Mahākāla, Khaga.
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.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
Khaga (खग) refers to “birds”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 15) (“On the nakṣatras—‘asterisms’”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Those who are born on the lunar day of Svātī will delight in keeping birds (khaga), deer, horses; will be grain merchants; dealers in beans; of weak friendship; weak, of abstemious habits and skilled tradesmen. Those who are born on the lunar day of Viśākhā will grow trees yielding red flowers and red fruits; be dealers in gingelly seeds, beans, cotton, black gram and chick peas and worshippers of Indra and Agni. [...]”.
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram (shaivism)
Khaga (खग) refers to the “indestructible Skyfarer”, according to the Mahānayaprakāśa by Arṇasiṃha (Cf. verse 182-197).—Accordingly, “The indestructible Skyfarer (khaga) is the one whose body is the pulsation (of consciousness and vitality) which is the Supreme Self. His lord who is this (absolute) free of contact (with the phenomenal world) is said to be Khagendra”.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
khaga : (m.) a bird.
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: 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.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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; Manusmṛti 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) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 8.67.2. °अधिपः (adhipaḥ) an epithet of Garuḍa; हर्षयन्विबुधानीकमारुरोह खगाधिपम् (harṣayanvibudhānīkamāruroha khagādhipam) Bhāgavata 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
(-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.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Khaga (खग) [Also spelled khag]:—(nm) a bird.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: 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.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+36): Khagabamdha, Khagabhirama, Khagadhipa, Khagadhipalakshma, Khagadhishvara, Khagagamana, Khagagamin, Khagaja, Khagalika, Khagalipi, Khagalya, Khagama, Khagamda, Khagamdashastra, Khagamini, Khagana, Khaganana, Khaganayaka, Khaganga, Khaganja.
Ends with (+4): Aikkhaga, Akkhaga, Antalikkhaga, Arakkhaga, Asitakhaga, Avikkhaga, Bhakkhaga, Bhikkhaga, Ikkhaga, Ikkhaga, Jalakhaga, Kakkhaga, Khagapatikhaga, Lakkhaga, Lamkhaga, Pekkhaga, Pikkhaga, Rakkhaga, Samrakkhaga, Sikkhaga.
Full-text (+48): Khagavaktra, Khagashatru, Khagapati, Khagasthana, Khagavati, Khagantaka, Khageshvara, Khagasana, Khagendra, Kavarga, Khagabhirama, Khagadhipa, Jalakhaga, Khagama, Khagapatigamana, Khagaraj, Khagapattra, Mobalaka-Kha-Ga, Mubalaka, Kanthya.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 6.10.18 < [Chapter 10 - In the Description of the Gomatī River, the Glories of Cakra-tīrtha]
Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Samasya Pooranam < [October - December 1974]
Saint Thyagaraja's Pancha Ratna Kritis < [October - December 1972]
Great Lexicographers of Telugu < [January 1966]
Vivekachudamani (by Shankara)