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Śaṅkhapada, aka: Shankhapada; 1 Definition(s)


Śaṅkhapada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Śaṅkhapada can be transliterated into English as Shankhapada or Sankhapada, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


Śaṅkhapada (शङ्खपद).—A son of Kardama Prajāpati and Śruti anointed king of the south;1 lord of the south direction;2 attained heaven by tapas;3 a Ṛṣika who became ṛṣi by satya.4

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 19; Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 19; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 22. 12.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 8. 10; Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 27-29; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 11. 22 and 33.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 143. 38.
  • 4) Ib. 145. 96.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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