Adhashshiras, Adhaśśiras: 1 definition
Adhashshiras 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.
The Sanskrit term Adhaśśiras can be transliterated into English as Adhassiras or Adhashshiras, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1) Adhaśśiras (अधश्शिरस्) was a great sage. Śrī Kṛṣṇa is said to have met the sage on his way to Hastināpura. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 33, Verse 64).
2) Adhaśśiras (अधश्शिरस्).—There is a reference in Viṣṇu Purāṇa to a hell called Adhaśśiras. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Part 2, Chapter 6).
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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