Ashvadhyaksha, aka: Aśvādhyakṣa, Ashva-adhyaksha; 3 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Aśvādhyakṣa can be transliterated into English as Asvadhyaksa or Ashvadhyaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Aśvādhyakṣa (अश्वाध्यक्ष).—Superintendent of horses and his qualifications.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 215. 38.
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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India history and geogprahy

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Aśv-ādhyakṣa.—(EI 18), superintendent of stables or cavalry officer; cf. Aśva-sādhanika, Aśvapati. Note: aśv-ādhyakṣa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Aśvādhyakṣa (अश्वाध्यक्ष).—a guardian of horses, commander of horse-cavalry.

Derivable forms: aśvādhyakṣaḥ (अश्वाध्यक्षः).

Aśvādhyakṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aśva and adhyakṣa (अध्यक्ष).

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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