Viharaniya, aka: Viharaṇīya; 2 Definition(s)
Viharaniya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Viharaṇīya (विहरणीय).—Eight kinds of Agni.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 25.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Viharaṇīyā (those that can be moved) is one of the two classifications of Agni. The other being Upastheya. The Viharaṇīyā Agnis are:
- Vibhūrasi Pravāhā, positioned near the Āgnīdhra’s (one of the ṛutviks) place
- Vahnirasi Havyavāhana, positioned near the Hota’s abode
- Śvātrosi Praceta, at the place of Maitra Varuṇa (the place where these Devatas are invoked)
- Tuthosi Viswaveda, invoked at the place of the ṛutvik designated as Brāhmaṇāccha
- Uśi Gasi Kavi, positioned near ṛutvik designed Potru
- Anghāri rasi jambhārī, near the ṛutvik designated Neṣṭṛu
- Avasyurasi Duvasvān, near the ṛutvik called Acchāvāk
- Śundhyūrasi Mārjālīya, near the ṛutvik called Mārjāla (the one who does mārjana or purification and consecration)
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