Vihar: 1 definition
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Ambiguity: Although Vihar has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Vihara.
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Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Vihar in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) merry-making, having good time, pastime; wandering, roaming; sexual enjoyment; a (Buddhistic) monastery; -[griha] a pleasure-house; -[sthala/sthali] a pleasure-resort; hence [vihari] (a and (nm); [viharini] (a and nf)..—vihar (विहार) is alternatively transliterated as Vihāra.
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Starts with (+35): Vihara, Vihara Sutta, Viharabhadra, Viharabhumi, Viharabija, Viharadananaumodana Sutta, Viharadasi, Viharadesha, Viharadevi, Viharagala, Viharagriha, Viharajira, Viharaka, Viharakaraka, Viharakarika, Viharakridamriga, Viharamana, Viharamana-Jina, Viharana, Viharanem.
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Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas (by Goswami Mitali)
Settlement in Early Historic Ganga Plain (by Chirantani Das)
Part 6 - Archaeological Layout of the Monastic Site (of Nalanda) < [Chapter III - Nālandā: Evidence for rise and progress of the settlement]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Buddhas of the present: Preliminary note (4) < [Part 7 - Seeing, hearing and understanding all the Buddhas of the present]
The gods of northern Buddhism (by Alice Getty)