Aranya-pashu, aka: Āraṇya-paśu, Aranyapashu, Āraṇyapaśu; 2 Definition(s)


Aranya-pashu 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 terms Āraṇya-paśu and Āraṇyapaśu can be transliterated into English as Aranya-pasu or Aranya-pashu or Aranyapasu or Aranyapashu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


[Aranya-pashu in Purana glossaries]

Āraṇya-paśu (आरण्य-पशु).—The āraṇya (i.e. wild) beasts are: śvāpadas, dvi-khuras (i.e. having two hoofs), hastin, vānara, pakṣis, undakas, and sarī-sṛpas; according to the Vāyu Purāṇa.

Also see: Grāmya-paśu (domesticated animals).

(Source): Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna
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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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[Aranya-pashu in Sanskrit glossaries]

Āraṇyapaśu (आरण्यपशु).—a wild beast.

Derivable forms: āraṇyapaśuḥ (आरण्यपशुः).

Āraṇyapaśu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms āraṇya and paśu (पशु).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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