Megharava, Megharāva, Megha-rava, Megharavā: 7 definitions



Megharava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Megharāva (मेघराव) is a Sanskrit word referring to a kind of bird living on water (“screamer”). The meat of this animal is part of the māṃsavarga (‘group of flesh’), which is used throughout Ayurvedic literature. The animal Megharāva is part of the sub-group named Ambucārin, refering to animals “which move on waters”. It was classified by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic properties of the substance.

Source: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

Megharāva (मेघराव)—Sanskrit word for a bird (lit: "having a note like that of a cloud", a kind of water-bird). This animal is from the group called Plava (‘those which float’ or ‘those move about in large flocks’). Plava itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Ānupa (those that frequent marshy places).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Megharavā (मेघरवा) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.28). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Megharavā) 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Megharava (मेघरव).—thunder.

Derivable forms: megharavaḥ (मेघरवः).

Megharava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms megha and rava (रव).

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Megharāva (मेघराव).—a kind of water-bird.

Derivable forms: megharāvaḥ (मेघरावः).

Megharāva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms megha and rāva (राव).

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

1) Megharava (मेघरव):—[=megha-rava] [from megha] m. ‘cl°-noise’, thunder, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

2) Megharavā (मेघरवा):—[=megha-ravā] [from megha-rava > megha] f. ‘thundering like a cl°’, Name of a Mātṛ attending on Skanda, [Mahābhārata]

3) Megharāva (मेघराव):—[=megha-rāva] [from megha] m. ‘having a note like that of a cl°’, a kind of water-bird, [Suśruta; Caraka]

4) Meghārāva (मेघाराव):—[from megha] m. [varia lectio] fur megha-rāva q.v., [Caraka]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Megharava (मेघरव):—1. (megha + rava) m. Donner: nādo megharavopamaḥ [Harivaṃśa 6316.] mahāmegharavopamaḥ [Mahābhārata 3, 1716.]

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Megharava (मेघरव):—2. (wie eben) adj. wie eine Wolke donnernd; f. ā Nomen proprium einer der Mütter im Gefolge Skanda's [Mahābhārata 9, 2648.]

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Megharāva (मेघराव):—[(megha + rāva)] m. ein best. Wasservogel [Suśruta 1, 203, 14.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Megharava (मेघरव):—m. Donner.

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Megharavā (मेघरवा):—f. Nomen proprium einer der Mütter im Gefolge Skanda's.

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Megharāva (मेघराव):—m. ein best. Wasservogel [Carakasaṃhitā 1,27.]

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Meghārāva (मेघाराव):—m. v.l. für megharāva [Carakasaṃhitā 1,27.]

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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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