Vihangama, Vihaṅgama, Vihaṅgamā, Vihamgama: 13 definitions

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Vihangama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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)

[«previous next»] — Vihangama in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: 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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Vihangama in Jainism glossary
Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Vihaṅgama (विहङ्गम) refers to one of the warriors fighting in Rāma’s army, according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.7 [The killing of Rāvaṇa] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, “[...] When the battle had been going on for a long time, the army of the Rākṣasas was broken by the Vānaras like a forest by winds. [...] Then Sugrīva and the others made seven walls with four gates around the two Rāghavas by means of a vidyā. [...] On the north Aṅgada, Kūrma, Aṅga, Mahendra, Vihaṅgama, Suṣeṇa, Candraraśmi stood in turn at the gates.  [...]. Making the two Kākutsthas in the center in this way, Sugrīva and the others, powerful, were devoted to watching, intent as yogis. [...].”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vihangama in Pali glossary
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

[«previous next»] — Vihangama in Marathi glossary
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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vihangama in Sanskrit glossary
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.

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

Vihaṅgama (विहङ्गम):—[viha-ṅgama] (maḥ) 1. m. A bird. f. Pole for carrying burdens.

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

Vihaṃgama (विहंगम) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vihaṃgama.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vihangama in Prakrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Vihaṃgama (विहंगम) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vihaṃgama.

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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

[«previous next»] — Vihangama in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vihaṃgama (ವಿಹಂಗಮ):—[adjective] overall, but cursory (said of viewing).

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Vihaṃgama (ವಿಹಂಗಮ):—

1) [noun] a bird (in gen.).

2) [noun] the sun.

3) [noun] the Sun-God.

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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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vihangama in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Vihaṅgama (विहङ्गम):—n. 1. a bird; 2. the sun; 3. the moon;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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