Ashvaraja, Aśvarāja, Ashva-raja: 7 definitions


Ashvaraja 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 term Aśvarāja can be transliterated into English as Asvaraja or Ashvaraja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Aśvarāja (अश्वराज) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.128.46) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Aśva-rāja) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Purana book cover
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Aśvarāja (अश्वराज).—the best or lord of horses; i. e. उच्चैःश्रवस् (uccaiḥśravas).

Derivable forms: aśvarājaḥ (अश्वराजः).

Aśvarāja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aśva and rāja (राज). See also (synonyms): aśvaratna.

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

Aśvarāja (अश्वराज).—[masculine] king of the horses.

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

1) Aśvarāja (अश्वराज):—[=aśva-rāja] [from aśva] m. ‘king of horses’, Name of the horse Uccaiḥ-śravas (q.v.), [Mahābhārata i, 1097]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Śākyamuni, [Lalita-vistara]

[Sanskrit to German]

Ashvaraja 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ashvaraja in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aśvarāja (ಅಶ್ವರಾಜ):—[noun] (dial.) a royal-horse.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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