Ardhashashi, aka: Ardhaśaśī; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Ardhaśaśī can be transliterated into English as Ardhasasi or Ardhashashi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Ardhaśaśī (अर्धशशी).—(Ardhacandra)—one of the ten pīṭhas for images. This yields one a number of sons.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 262. 7 and 11, 18.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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