Ashtavarsha, Aṣṭavarṣā, Aṣṭavarṣa, Ashtan-varsha: 7 definitions

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Ashtavarsha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Aṣṭavarṣā and Aṣṭavarṣa can be transliterated into English as Astavarsa or Ashtavarsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Ashtavarsha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Aṣṭavarṣā (अष्टवर्षा) refers to a “maiden of eight years old”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “O Nārada, the daughter of the mountain, honoured in the three worlds, was brought up in the palace of Himācala. When she was eight years old [i.e., aṣṭavarṣā], Śiva distressed by Śatī’s separation came to know of her birth. Keeping her wonderful memory within his heart He rejoiced much. In the meantime, following the conventions of the world, Śiva wished to perform penance in order to concentrate his mind properly. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ashtavarsha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aṣṭavarṣā (अष्टवर्षा).—f (S) A maiden arrived at the eighth year; i.e. attained unto the marriageable age, a nubile girl.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ashtavarsha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṣṭavarṣa (अष्टवर्ष).—a. Eight years old; त्र्यष्टवर्षोऽष्टवर्षां वा धर्मे सीदति सत्वरः (tryaṣṭavarṣo'ṣṭavarṣāṃ vā dharme sīdati satvaraḥ) Manusmṛti 9.94.

Aṣṭavarṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṣṭan and varṣa (वर्ष).

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

Aṣṭavarṣa (अष्टवर्ष).—adj. eight years old, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 94. Tirovarṣa, i. e.

Aṣṭavarṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṣṭan and varṣa (वर्ष).

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

Aṣṭavarṣa (अष्टवर्ष).—[adjective] aged eight years.

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

Aṣṭavarṣa (अष्टवर्ष):—[=aṣṭa-varṣa] [from aṣṭa > aṣṭan] mf(ā)n. eight years old, [Manu-smṛti ix, 94.]

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Ashtavarsha 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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