Vihangama, aka: Vihaṅgama, Vihaṅgamā; 6 Definition(s)

Introduction

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

Purāṇa

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): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Purāṇa book cover
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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

Pali

vihaṅgama : (m.) a bird.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise 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)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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