Viharin, Vihārī, Vihari, Vihārin: 16 definitions

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Viharin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vihārin (विहारिन्) refers to “one who is sportive” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, as Himavat (Himālaya) eulogised Śiva: “O great god, lord of the gods, O lord Śiva, the three worlds are sustained by you alone who are lord of the worlds. Obeisance to Thee, O lord of gods, obeisance to the one who has assumed the form of a Yogin [i.e., yogirūpa-dhara], obeisance to Thee that art possessed and devoid of attributes and obeisance to Thee who art sportive [i.e., vihārin]. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Viharin in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vihari : (aor. of viharati) lived; abode; dwelled; sojourned. || vihārī (adj.), (in cpds.) staying or sojourning; being in such and such a condition.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Vihārin, (adj.) (-°) (fr. vihāra) dwelling, living; being in such & such a state or condition D. I, 162 (appa-dukkha°), 251 (evaṃ°); A. I, 24 (araṇa°), 26 (mettā); It. 74 (appamāda°); Sn. 45 (sādhu°), 375; Pv IV. 133 (araṇa°); PvA. 77, 230 (mettā°); VvA. 71.—eka° living alone S. II, 282 sq.; IV, 35; opp. saddhi° together with another; a coresident, brother-bhikkhu S. II, 204; IV, 103; A. II, 239. (Page 643)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

Vihārī (विहारी).—a (S) That is taking pleasure or diversion. 2 Addicted or given up to pleasure and sport; voluptuous, sensual, luxurious &c.

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

Vihārī (विहारी).—a That is taking pleasure. Voluptuous.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vihārin (विहारिन्).—a.

1) Diverting or amusing oneself by; मृगयाविहारिणः (mṛgayāvihāriṇaḥ) Ś.1; Pañcatantra (Bombay) 2.2; व्योमैकान्तविहारिणोऽपि विहगाः संप्राप्नुवन्त्यापदम् (vyomaikāntavihāriṇo'pi vihagāḥ saṃprāpnuvantyāpadam) H.

2) Expanding.

3) Beautiful, lovely.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vihārin (विहारिन्).—dwelling, living (not markedly different from some Sanskrit uses but with the flavor of [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] vihāra, vihara- ti): -vimokṣa-vihārī Lalitavistara 424.18; sarvadharmasamatā-°rī 425.10; others 426.3 ff.; 428.8 ff., and s.v. vihāra (2), e.g. Gaṇḍavyūha 469.25; Bodhisattvabhūmi 90.8 ff.; pratyakṣa-°riṇo hy ete bodhi- sattvā atra sthāne Daśabhūmikasūtra 7.8, existing in visible presence.

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

Vihārin (विहारिन्).—mfn. (-rī-rīṇī-ri) Taking pleasure or relaxation. E. vihāra sport, &c., ini aff.

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

Vihārin (विहारिन्).—i. e. vi-hṛ and vihāra, + in, adj., f. iṇī, 1. Walking about, wandering, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 20, M.M. 2. Taking pleasure or relaxation, rejoicing one’s self, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 17, 21; [Pañcatantra] 30, 25; ii. [distich] 21. 3. Beautiful, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 1, 17.

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

Vihārin (विहारिन्).—[adjective] wandering about or = vihāraka.

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

1) Vihārin (विहारिन्):—[=vi-hārin] [from vi-hāra > vi-hṛ] mfn. wandering about for pleasure, roaming, strolling, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] going as far as, extending to ([compound]), [Rāmāyaṇa; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

3) [v.s. ...] dependent on ([compound]), [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] enjoying one’s self with, delighting in, given or addicted to, fond of ([compound]), [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] charming, beautiful, [Bhartṛhari] ([varia lectio])

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

Vihārin (विहारिन्):—[vi-hārin] (rī-riṇī-ri) a. Taking pleasure or relaxation.

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

Vihārin (विहारिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vihāri.

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Viharin in German

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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

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

Vihāri (विहारि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vihārin.

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vihāri (ವಿಹಾರಿ):—[noun] a man who walks, strols, tours.

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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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