Ogahana, Ogāhana, Ogāhaṇā: 4 definitions



Ogahana means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: University of Cambridge: Jainism

Ogāhaṇā (ओगाहणा) in Prakrit refers to “extension” and represents one of the twenty-four Daṇḍakas (“parameters relating to the description of living beings”).—The most common list of daṇḍakas has 24 terms in Prakrit. This has been the starting point of a variety of works, among which the Caturviṃśatidaṇḍaka by Gajasāra stands as a classic.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ogāhana : (nt.) diving or plunging into.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ogāhana, (nt.) (fr. ogāhati) plunging into (-°) PvA. 158. (Page 164)

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Ogahana, (nt.) (o + gahana fr. gāhati; Sk. avagāhana; concerning shortening of ā cp. avagadha) submersion, ducking, bathing; fig. for bathing-place Sn. 214 (= manussānaṃ nahāna-tittha SnA 265). See also avagāhana. (Page 164)

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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.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Ogāhaṇa (ओगाहण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Avagāhana.

2) Ogāhaṇā (ओगाहणा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Avagāhanā.

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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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