Vigaha, aka: Vigāha; 2 Definition(s)


Vigaha 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

Itihasa (narrative history)

[Vigaha in Itihasa glossaries]

Vigāha (विगाह) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.72.16) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vigāha) 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
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Vigaha in Sanskrit glossaries]

Vigāha (विगाह).—Plunging into, bathing, diving; विगाहं तूर्णि तविषीभिरावृतम् (vigāhaṃ tūrṇi taviṣībhirāvṛtam) Ṛv.3.3.5.

Derivable forms: vigāhaḥ (विगाहः).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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Durvigāha (दुर्विगाह).—(DURVIṢAHA). One of the hundred sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. He was killed in th...
Antarvigāha (अन्तर्विगाह).—entering within, penetration. Derivable forms: antarvigāhaḥ (अन्तर्व...

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