Anuvakra; 2 Definition(s)
Anuvakra 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Anuvakra (अनुवक्र) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.36) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Anuvakra) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Anuvakra (अनुवक्र).—a. [अनुक्रमेण वक्रः (anukrameṇa vakraḥ) Very crooked; somewhat crooked or oblique; °ग (ga) moving somewhat obliquely or retrogressively (said of planets).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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