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Vaha, aka: Vāha, Vāhā; 4 Definition(s)


Vaha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism


1a) Vāhā (वाहा).—A R. of the Ketumālā continent.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 44. 20.

1b) A Janapada of the Ketumālā continent.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 44. 13.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

In Buddhism


Vaha, (-°) (fr. vah) 1. bringing, carrying, leading Pv. I, 58 (vāri° river=mahānadī PvA. 29); S. I, 103; PvA. 13 (anattha°). Doubtful in hetu-vahe Pv. II, 85, better with v. l. °vaco, expld by sakāraṇa-vacana PvA. 109.—2. a current J. IV, 260 (Gaṅgā°); V, 388 (mahā°).—Cp. vāha. (Page 606)

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Vāha, (adj. -n.) (fr. vah) 1. carrying, leading; a leader, as in sattha° a caravan leader, merchant J. I, 271; Vv 847; 8420; VvA. 337.—2. a cart, vehicle; also cartload Sn. p. 126 (tila°=tila-sakaṭa SnA 476); J. IV, 236 (saṭṭhi°sahassāni 60, 000 cartloads); Miln. 80 (°sataṃ). (Page 611)

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

vāha : (adj.) carrying; leading. (m.) a leader; a cart; a cartload, i.e. 380 dronas; a beast of burden; a torrent.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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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.

General definition (in Buddhism)

The name of Elaras state horse, stolen by Velusumana. MT. 440.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

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