Parigha; 11 Definition(s)
Parigha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.
Dhanurveda (science of warfare)
Parigha (परिघ) refers to a weapon (an iron bludgeon or club studded with iron). It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda
Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1) Parigha (परिघ).—One of the five pārṣadas presented to Subrahmaṇya by the deva, Aṃśa. The other four are:—Vaṭa, Bhīma, Dahati and Dahana. (Chapter 138, Śānti Parva).
2) Parigha (परिघ).—A forester. (See under Biḍālopākhyāna).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Parigha (परिघ).—A son of Rukmakavaca, appointed over Videha region with his brother Hari.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 44. 28. 29; Vāyu-purāṇa 95. 28; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 70. 29.
Parigha (परिघ) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.31) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Parigha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Parigha (परिघ) is a Sanskrit word translating to “iron club”.Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
India history and geogprahy
Parigha.—(HRS), ‘door-bolt’; one of the seven sources of revenue specified in the Arthaśāstra. Note: parigha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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.
Languages of India and abroad
Parigha, (Vedic parigha, of which the usual P. representative is paligha (q. v.)) a cross-bar ThA. 211 (°daṇḍa). (Page 424)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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.
parigha (परिघ).—m (S) An enclosing wall, hedge, paling &c. 2 A stick mounted with iron, or an iron club. 3 The nineteenth of the astronomical yōga.
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parīgha (परीघ).—m (parigha S) An encompassing hedge, wall, or other body: also a circumferential line.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
parigha (परिघ).—m An enclosing wall, &c.
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parīgha (परीघ).—m An encompassing hedge, wall, or other body. A circumference.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Parigha (परिघ).—1 An iron (or wooden) beam or bar used for locking or shutting a gate (argala); एकः कृत्स्नां नगरपरिघप्रांशुबाहुर्भुनक्ति (ekaḥ kṛtsnāṃ nagaraparighaprāṃśubāhurbhunakti) Ś.2.16; R.16.84; Śi.19.32; M.5.2.
2) (Hence) A bar, barrier, hindrance, obstacle; भार्गवस्य सुकृतोऽपि सोऽभवत् स्वर्गमार्गपरिघो दुरत्ययः (bhārgavasya sukṛto'pi so'bhavat svargamārgaparigho duratyayaḥ) R.11.88.
3) A stick or club studded or tipped with iron; पादपाविद्धपरिघः (pādapāviddhaparighaḥ) R.12.73.
4) An iron club in general. It is a kind of weapon (parito hantītī--sarvataḥ kaṇṭakito lohadaṇḍaḥ com. on Mb.1.19.17);...... हन्तुं घोरं परिघमाददे (hantuṃ ghoraṃ parighamādade) Śiva B.14.99.
5) A water-jar, pitcher.
6) A glass-pitcher.
7) A house, dwelling.
8) Killing, destroying.
9) Striking, a stroke or blow.
1) A child which assumes a peculiar cross position in birth.
11) A line of clouds crossing the sun at sunrise or sunset.
12) The gate of a palace, town or house. Hence perhaps it means 'Gate-duty'; मूलं भागो व्याजी परिघः क्लृप्तं रूपिकमत्ययश्चाय-मुखम् (mūlaṃ bhāgo vyājī parighaḥ klṛptaṃ rūpikamatyayaścāya-mukham) Kau. A.2.6.24.
13) (In astrol.) Name of the 19th Yoga.
-ghau m. (du.) Two birds flying on each side of a traveller (regarded as an omen).
Derivable forms: parighaḥ (परिघः).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-ghaḥ) 1. A bludgeon, a stick mounted with iron, or an iron club. 2. Killing, striking, destroying. 3. The nineteenth of the astronomical Yogas. 4. The pin or bolt of a door. 5. A glass vessel. 6. A pike, a spear. 7. A water jar. 8. The outer door or gate of a palace. 9. A house: see paligha E. pari round about, han to kill, ap aff., gha substituted for the root.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CLXXIV - The Nidanam of difficult labour < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Chapter LIX - Discourses on Astrology < [Agastya Samhita]
Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter LXI - Meeting of suraghu and parigha < [Book V - Upasama khanda (upashama khanda)]
Chapter LXII - On the nature of quietism and quietus < [Book V - Upasama khanda (upashama khanda)]
Chapter LXIII - The conclusion of the above < [Book V - Upasama khanda (upashama khanda)]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Appendix 2 - The astronomical definition of Yoga < [Appendices]
Chapter 20 - Viṣṇu Fights with Daityas < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 30 - Skanda Installed as the Commander-in-Chief < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)