Vigahana, Vigāhana: 4 definitions



Vigahana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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)

[«previous next»] — Vigahana in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vigāhana (विगाहन).—A famous King, born in Mukuṭa Vaṃśa. (Mahābhārata, Udyoga Parva, Chapter 74, Stanza 16).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vigahana in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vigāhana : (nt.) plunging; getting into; diving.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vigāhana (विगाहन).—(nt.; in diff. meaning Schmidt, Nachträge), the plunging into, being immersed in: mahājñānasāra (2d ed. om. sāra)-sāgara-°nāya dharmajñāna-sāgara-°nāya Gaṇḍavyūha 513.14.

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Vigahana 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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