Definitions

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  • proper n. One of the Adityas, a god of wealth and marriage in Hinduism. In the Rigveda Bhaga is the god who supervises the distribution of goods and destiny to each man corresponding to his merits.

Etymologies

From Sanskrit भग (bhága). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • a name it is well known, and when thus called Bhaga is still the giver, 'the bestower' _ (vidhart [= á]) _.

    The Religions of India Handbooks on the History of Religions, Volume 1, Edited by Morris Jastrow

  • If we proceed further, and inquire after the ancestral form of these epithets, -- so strangely incongruous in their significations, -- we shall find it in the Old Aryan "Bhaga," which reappears unchanged in the Sanskrit of the Vedas, and has left a memento of itself in the surname of the Phrygian Zeus "Bagaios."

    Myths and Myth-makers: Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology

  • That takes me back, Khademul, to many long hot evenings at the Bhaga club during the last World Cup.2nd over: Pakistan 7-1 Mohammad Hafeez 7, Azhar Ali 0 Azhar is the new man in, but Hafeez is on strike for Broad's first over.

    Pakistan v England – day one live! | Andy Bull and Rob Smyth

  • “Baghdad” is actually a Sanskrit name, “Bhaga + dada,” meaning “Gift of God.”

    The Kalachakra Presentation of the Prophets of the Non-Indic Invaders (Full Analysis)

  • On the excellent bridle-track cut on the face of the precipices which overhang the Bhaga, there is in nine miles only one spot in which it is possible to pitch a five-foot tent, and at

    Among the Tibetans

  • At Kolang, the next hamlet, where the thunder of the Bhaga was almost intolerable, Hara

    Among the Tibetans

  • Lahul, with his son and nephew and a large retinue, called on me; and the next morning Mr. — and I went by invitation to visit him in his castle, a magnificently situated building on a rocky spur 1,000 feet above the camping-ground, attained by a difficult climb, and nearly on a level with the glittering glaciers and ice-falls on the other side of the Bhaga.

    Among the Tibetans

  • So late as August, when I crossed, there were four perfect snow bridges over the Bhaga, and snowfields thirty-six feet deep along its margin.

    Among the Tibetans

  • Kylang, the most important in Lahul as the centre of trade, government, and Christian missions, hangs on ledges of the mountain-side 1,000 feet above Bhaga, whose furious course can be traced far down the valley by flashes of sunlit foam.

    Among the Tibetans

  • The track, scaffolded or blasted out of the rock at a height of from 1,000 to 3,000 feet above the thundering Bhaga, is scarcely a rifle-shot from the mountain mass dividing it from the

    Among the Tibetans

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