Lekhahara, Lekhahāra, Lekha-hara: 9 definitions


Lekhahara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Lekhahara in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Lekhahāra (लेखहार) refers to “writers” or “painters”, 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 Mṛgaśirṣa will delight or deal in perfumes, dress, pearls, flowers, fruits, precious stones, wild beasts, birds and deer; will be Somayajis or singers; will be lascivious; will be good writers or painters (lekhahāra). Those who are born on the lunar day of Ārdrā will delight in killing, torturing, lying, in adultery, thieving, cheating and tale-bearing; will deal in pod-grains, black magic, sorcery and exorcism. [...]”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Lekhahāra.—(EI 21; HD), the carrier of letters (see Rājataraṅgiṇī, VI. 319). Note: lekhahāra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

See also (synonyms): Lekhahāraka.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Lekhahāra (लेखहार).—m. a lettercarrier.

Derivable forms: lekhahāraḥ (लेखहारः).

Lekhahāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms lekha and hāra (हार). See also (synonyms): lekhahārin.

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

Lekhahāra (लेखहार).—m.

(-raḥ) A letter-carrier. E. lekha a letter, hṛ to convey, aff. aṇ; also with kan added lekhahāraka, or with ṇini, lekhahārin .

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

Lekhahāra (लेखहार).—[masculine] letter-carrier.

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

Lekhahāra (लेखहार):—[=lekha-hāra] [from lekha > likh] m. a letter-carrier, the bearer of a letter, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Lekhahāra (लेखहार):—[lekha-hāra] (raḥ) 1. m. A letter carrier.

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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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