Vihangama, Vihaṅgama, Vihaṅgamā: 7 definitions


Vihangama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vihaṅgama (विहङ्गम).—A soldier of the giant Khara. This Khara who confronted Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa in Daṇḍakāraṇya (forest Daṇḍaka) had twelve army captains under him, including Vihaṅgama, (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Araṇya Kāṇḍa, Sarga 26).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Vihaṅgamā (विहङ्गमा).—The gods of the epoch of the eleventh Manu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 13. 25; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 30.

1b) (Laukika) (1/1000) of the watery creatures.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 200.
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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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vihaṅgama : (m.) a bird.

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

Vihaṅgama, (adj.) (viha+gam) going through the air, flying; (m.) a bird A. II, 39; III, 43; Sn. 221, 606; Th. 1, 1108; J. I, 216; III, 255; DA. I, 125=DhsA. 141. (Page 642)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vihaṅgama (विहंगम).—m S (Traveling in the heavens.) A bird. Ex. jō śrṛṅgāravanīñcā vi0 jāṇa ||.

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

vihaṅgama (विहंगम).—m A bird (travelling in the heavens). vihaṅgamadṛṣṭī f A bird's eye- view.

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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-English dictionary

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

Vihaṅgama (विहङ्गम).—m.

(-maḥ) A bird. f.

(-mā) A pole or yoke for carrying burdens. E. viha for vihāyas in the air, gam to go, aff. khac, whence the nasal is inserted; also with the final rejected, vihaṅga &c.

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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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