Ashvaratha, Āśvaratha, Aśvaratha, Ashva-ratha, Aśvarathā: 10 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Āśvaratha and Aśvaratha and Aśvarathā can be transliterated into English as Asvaratha or Ashvaratha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Aśvarathā (अश्वरथा).—A river in the Gandhamādana valley flowing near the Āśrama of the sage Ārṣṭiṣeṇa. Many kings of the Candra dynasty used to come and stay in this āśrama. (Śloka 10, Chapter 160, Vana Parva, Mahābhārata).
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra
Aśvaratha (अश्वरथ) refers to a “chariot with horses”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 13.17-25ab, while describing the appearance and worship of Sūrya]—“Now, I explain that which consists of light [i.e., Sūrya]. [...] [The Mantrin] should imagine [Sūrya] with one hand [holding] a vajra [and] one a bridle. [He is] mounted on a chariot [on which are yoked] seven horses (saptan-aśvaratha—saptāśvaratham ārūḍhaṃ). [He] wears a serpent as a sacred thread [and] a garland of red flowers [and is] anointed with red perfume. [...]”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Aśvaratha (अश्वरथ) refers to one of the warriors in Rāvaṇa’s army, according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.7 [The killing of Rāvaṇa] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, “[...] When the battle had been going on for a long time, the army of the Rākṣasas was broken by the Vānaras like a forest by winds. [...] From anger at the killing of Hasta and Prahasta, [Aśvaratha, ...] and others in Daśānana’s army advanced. [...] Then the soldiers of Rāma and Rāvaṇa returned, purifying their own men, killed and unkilled”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Āśvaratha (आश्वरथ).—a. (-thī f.) [अश्वरथ-अञ् (aśvaratha-añ)] Belonging to a chariot drawn by horses.
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Aśvaratha (अश्वरथ).—a carriage drawn by horses.
-thā Name of a river near गन्धमादन (gandhamādana).
Derivable forms: aśvarathaḥ (अश्वरथः).
Aśvaratha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aśva and ratha (रथ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-thaḥ-thī-thaṃ) Belonging to a chariot. E. aśvaratha and aṇ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Aśvaratha (अश्वरथ):—[=aśva-ratha] [from aśva] m. a carriage drawn by horses, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa v; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]
2) [v.s. ...] mfn. driving in such a carriage, [Pbr.]
3) Aśvarathā (अश्वरथा):—[=aśva-rathā] [from aśva-ratha > aśva] f. Name of a river, [Mahābhārata iii, 11681.]
4) Āśvaratha (आश्वरथ):—[from āśva] mfn. ([from] aśva-ratha), belonging to a chariot drawn by horses [commentator or commentary] on [Pāṇini]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Āśvaratha (आश्वरथ):—[āśva-ratha] (thaḥ-thī-thaṃ) a. Of a chariot.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Aśvaratha (ಅಶ್ವರಥ):—[noun] a cart drawn by a horse or horses.
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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