Meghacchanna, Meghācchanna, Megha-channa: 3 definitions



Meghacchanna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Meghachchhanna.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Meghacchanna in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Meghacchanna (मेघच्छन्न) refers to “covered by the clouds”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.22. Accordingly as Sitā said to Śiva:—“[...] the most unbearable season of the advent of clouds (ghanāgama or jaladāgama) has arrived with clusters of clouds of diverse hues, and their music reverberating in the sky and the various quarters. [...] Covered by the clouds [viz., meghacchanna] neither the sun nor the moon is visible. Even the day appears like the night and it distresses those who are separated from their lovers”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Meghacchanna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Meghācchanna (मेघाच्छन्न):—[from megha] ([Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]) ([Pañcatantra]) mfn. overspread or covered with clouds.

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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

[«previous next»] — Meghacchanna in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Meghācchanna (मेघाच्छन्न) [Also spelled meghachchhann]:—(a) cloudy, covered/overcast with clouds.

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