Asamanja, Asamañja: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Asamañja (असमञ्ज).—A Kākutstha; the son of Sagara by Keśinī. Father of Aṃśumān: In previous birth as a Vaiśya he discovered a treasure. A spirit guarding it asked him to quench his hunger with cow's flesh and carry away the treasure. But he took it without providing food. So when born to Keśinī, the spirit entered him as wind and hence demented; used to throw his playmates into the Sarayū; was banished by his father. He left the capital after bringing them back to life by his wonderful yogic powers.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 8. 15-19; Matsya-purāṇa 12. 42-43; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 51. 38-69; 63. 160 & 165; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 160, 165-66; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 5-10.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Asamanja was a king of the Solar dynasty, the son of Sagara, and an ancestor of Rama. He had a son named Amshuman.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Asamanja (असमंज): Son of Sāgra

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Asamañja (असमञ्ज).— and asamañjas asamañjas, m. A proper name, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 39, 16; 1, 40, 16 Gorr.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Asamañja (असमञ्ज).—[masculine] [Name] of a man.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Asamañja (असमञ्ज):—[=a-samañja] m. Name of a descendant of Ikṣvāku (a son of Sagara by Keśinī and father of Aṃśumat), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa etc.]

2) Āsamañja (आसमञ्ज):—m. a descendant of Asamañja, [Rāmāyaṇa i, 42, 9.]

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Asamanja in German

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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 (even English!). 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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