Raha, Rāha: 13 definitions


Raha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Rāha (राह).—A clan belonging to Rohita Prajāpati.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 61.
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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Raha (रह) refers to a “secret”, according to the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi [i.e., Cakrasamvara Meditation] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “The letter E shape, abode of strong essence, the womb space of the lotus, Therein the midst, a secret Vaṃ [e.g., vaṃrahaṃ], a beautiful bowl, the origin of all one’s self, An abode of perfectly pure awakened omniscience, beautiful divine power, And I, innately pure, praise the highest pleasure, the innate heroic couple”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rahā (रहा).—f ( P) Way, manner, method, fashion, course.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

rahā (रहा).—f Way, manner fashion.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Raha (रह).—m.

(-haḥ) Solitariness, privacy. E. rah to be private, ac aff.

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

Raha (रह).—(°—) = rahas.

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

Raha (रह):—[from rah] m. = rahas2 [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Raha (रह):—(haḥ) 1. m. Solitariness; privacy.

[Sanskrit to German]

Raha 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Raha (रह):——an allomorph of [rāha] used in several compound words; ~[gujara] a highway; ~[jana] a highwayman, brigand; ~[janī] waylaying, brigandage; ~[numā] a guide; ~[numāī] guidance; ~[bara] a guide; ~[barī] guidance.

2) Rahā (रहा):—(a) past tense of '[rahanā]'; -[sahā] remaining, residual, left over.

3) Rāha (राह) [Also spelled rah]:—(nf) a way, path; route, course; passage; -[kharca] travel expences; ~[gīra] a traveller; wayfarer; pedestrian; ~[dārī] a passport; octroi, toll; —[calatā] wayfaring; a stranger; hence •[ādamī; -cāha] manners, ways; -[jana] a highwayman; brigand; -[janī] waylaying; brigandage; —[dekhanā, apanī] to mind one’s own business, to go one’s way; ~[bara] a guide; ~[barī] guidance; —[rasma/rīti] mutual relations, give and take; contacts; —[meṃ, khudā kī] in the name of God, for God's sake; —[tākanā/dekhanā] to wait, to keep waiting (for); —[para lānā] to bring round; to win over; —[pūchanā] to seek information regarding the way; to seek guidance; —[laganā] to go one’s way; to mind one’s own business; see also [rāstā].

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Raha (रह) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Rah.

2) Raha (रह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Rabhasa.

3) Raha (रह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Rahas.

4) Raha (रह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ratha.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Raha (ರಹ):—

1) [noun] a lonely or deserted or a private place.

2) [noun] the state or fact of being lonely; lonliness.

3) [noun] something that is known by a single person or very few people and which is kept deliberately from others knowledge; a secret.

4) [noun] a secret meeting.

5) [noun] the feeling of suprrise; wonder.

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Raha (ರಹ):—

1) [noun] that by which something is done or obtained; a means.

2) [noun] a road; a way.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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