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वह्नि  m. am. any animal that draws or bears along, a draught animal, horse, team, [RV.]; [AV.]; [VS.]; [TBr.]
any one who conveys or is borne along (applied to a charioteer or rider, or to various gods, esp. to अग्नि, इन्द्र, सवितृ, the मरुत्s &c.), [RV.]; [AV.]
N. of सोम (as ‘the flowing or streaming one’), [RV. ix, 9, 6 &c.]
अग्नि   the conveyer or bearer of oblations to the gods (esp. said of अग्नि, ‘fire’, or of the three sacrificial fires See ), [RV.]
partic. fire, [Gṛhyās.]
वह्निना सं-√ स्कृ   fire (in general or ‘the god of fire’), [Mn.]; [MBh.] &c. (, to hallow by fire, burn solemnly)
the fire of digestion, [VarBṛS.]
N. of the number ‘three’ (fr. the three sacred fires), [L.]
N. of various plants (accord. to [L.]Plumbago Ceylanica; Semecarpus Anacardium; Poa Cynosuroides; and the citron tree), [Suśr.]
र्   a mystical N. of the letter , [Up.]
N. of the 8th कल्प (q.v.), [Cat.]
of a दैत्य, [MBh.]
of a son of कृष्ण, [BhP.]
of a son of तुर्वसु, ib.
of a son of कुकुर, ib.
वह्नि   b &c. See p. 933, col. 3.

वह्निः [vahniḥ]   [वह्-निः &Uṇ.4.53]
Fire; अतृणे पतितो वह्निः स्वयमेवोपशाम्यति Subhāṣ.
The digestive faculty, gastric fluid.
Digestion, appetite.
A vehicle.
The marking-nut plant.
A sacrificer, priest.
A god in general.
An epithet of the Maruts.
Of Soma.
A horse.
A draught animal.
The number 'three'.
The mystical N. of the letter र्; रकार. -Comp.
-उत्पातः   an igneous meteor.
-कर   a.
stimulating digestion, stomachic.
-करी   Grislea Tomentosa (Mar. धायटी).-काष्ठम् a kind of agallochum.
-कोणः   the south-east quarter.
-कोपः   a conflagration.
गन्धः incense.
गर्भः a bamboo.
the Śamī tree; cf. अग्नि- गर्भ.
-दीपकः   safflower. (-का) = अजमोदा q. v.
-धौत a.  a. pure like fire.
-नामन्  m. m.
the marking nut plant.
-पतनम्   self-immolation. -बीजम्
a citron tree.
 N. N. of the mystical syllable रम्.-भोग्यम् clarified butter.
-मन्थः, -मन्थनः   Premna Spinosa (Mar. नरवेल).
-मारकम्   water.
-मित्रः   air, wind.
an epithet of Śiva.
-लोह, -लोहक   copper.
-वधू  f. f.
Svāhā, the wife of Agni.
The Svāhā Mantra.
-वर्णम्   the red water-lilly.
वीजम् gold.
the common lime. -शिखम्
saffower; स्यात् कुसुम्भं वह्निशिखं वस्त्ररञ्जकमित्यपि [Bhāva P.]
-संस्कारः   the religious rite of cremation.
-सखः   the wind.
-संझकः   the Chitraka tree.
-साक्षिकम्   ind. fire being the witness.
-सुतः   chyle.

Shabda-Sagara | sa  en |   | 
वह्नि  m.  (-ह्निः)
1. Fire, or its deity Agni.
2. Lead-wort, (Plumbago zey- lanica.)
3. Marking-nut plant.
4. Appetite, digestion, the meta- phorical fire of the stomach.
E. वह to bear, (the oblations pre- sented to the gods,) and नि Unādi aff.
See also: वह - नि

Puranic Encyclopaedia  | en  en |   | 
The son of the King Turvasu. Vahni had a son named Bharga who became very famous. [Bhāgavata, Skandha 9];[ Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa, 3: 74. 1].
VAHNI I   An asura. It is mentioned in [Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 227, Stanza 52] that this asura had been a lokapāla (Indra, Agni, Yama and Varuṇa were called lokapālas) in olden days.
VAHNI III   One of the sons born to Kṛṣṇa by Mitravindā. [Bhāgavata, Skandha 10].

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