Viharaniya, Viharaṇīya: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Viharaṇīya (विहरणीय).—Eight kinds of Agni.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 25.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Hindupedia: The Hindu Encyclopedia

Viharaṇīyā (those that can be moved) is one of the two classifications of Agni. The other being Upastheya. The Viharaṇīyā Agnis are:

  1. Vibhūrasi Pravāhā, positioned near the Āgnīdhra’s (one of the ṛutviks) place
  2. Vahnirasi Havyavāhana, positioned near the Hota’s abode
  3. Śvātrosi Praceta, at the place of Maitra Varuṇa (the place where these Devatas are invoked)
  4. Tuthosi Viswaveda, invoked at the place of the ṛutvik designated as Brāhmaṇāccha
  5. Uśi Gasi Kavi, positioned near ṛutvik designed Potru
  6. Anghāri rasi jambhārī, near the ṛutvik designated Neṣṭṛu
  7. Avasyurasi Duvasvān, near the ṛutvik called Acchāvāk
  8. Śundhyūrasi Mārjālīya, near the ṛutvik called Mārjāla (the one who does mārjana or purification and consecration)

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Viharaṇīya (विहरणीय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) To be taken away. 2. To be rambled or sported. E. vi before hṛ to take, anīyara aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Viharaṇīya (विहरणीय):—[=vi-haraṇīya] [from vi-hara > vi-hṛ] mfn. to be taken away, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] to be rambled or sported, [ib.]

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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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