Liha, Lihā: 7 definitions


Liha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Lihā (लिहा) refers to “(the house of) licking”, according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya verse 7.176cd-179ab.— Accordingly, “There is a Cavity at the end of the Cavity within the Triangle. The Void that is in front of (that) Cavity merges into the mouth of the Void and the mind that arises within the mind does so within the beginningless Great Yoni of consciousness. Conjoining the senses of the root in the house of licking (lihā-gṛha), which includes kissing and the rest, in the accord with the procedure of the mutual practice and, abandoning one thing, if the mind does not (go on to) grasp another, then the supreme Brahman, which is one's own essential nature, manifests”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Liha (लिह).—m. Mild wind.

Derivable forms: lihaḥ (लिहः).

See also (synonyms): leḍhṛ.

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

Liha (लिह).—[adjective] = [preceding] (—°).

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

Liha (लिह):—[from lih] (ifc.) ‘licking’ or ‘being licked’ (See abhraṃ-l and go-l).

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Liha 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) Liha (लिह) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Likh.

2) Lihā (लिहा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Lekhā.

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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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