Ashvasadin, Aśvasādin, Ashva-sadi, Aśvasādī, Ashva-sadin, Ashvasadi: 8 definitions


Ashvasadin 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 terms Aśvasādin and Aśvasādī can be transliterated into English as Asvasadin or Ashvasadin or Asvasadi or Ashvasadi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

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Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Aśvasādin (अश्वसादिन्) refers to “horsemen” (employed during hunting), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “Hunting by means of artifice (kālyā) is of four kinds [...]. (d) Gajakālyā is that in which elephants are captured by horsemen (aśvasādin), by cornering them in shallow pools, half dried in summer”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Aśvasādin (अश्वसादिन्) refers to a “horse-rider”.—Sādin in the Atharvaveda denotes the ‘rider’ of a horse as opposed to asāda, ‘pedestrian’. An aśvasādin, ‘horse-rider,’ is known to the Vājasaneyi Saṃhitā. The Taittirīya Brāhmaṇa and the Ṛgveda itself contain clear references to horse-riding, while the Aitareya Āraṇyaka refers to mounting a horse sideways. Āśvalāyana knows sādya as a ‘riding horse’ opposed to vahya, a ‘draught animal.’

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aśvasādin (अश्वसादिन्).—m. a horseman, a rider, a horsesoldier; पूर्वं प्रहर्ता न जघान भूयः प्रतिप्रहाराक्षममश्वसादी (pūrvaṃ prahartā na jaghāna bhūyaḥ pratiprahārākṣamamaśvasādī) R.7. 47; Vāj.3-13.

Aśvasādin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aśva and sādin (सादिन्). See also (synonyms): aśvasāda.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aśvasādin (अश्वसादिन्).—m. (-dī) A horseman, a rider, a horse-soldier. E. aśva and sādin who goes.

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

Aśvasādin (अश्वसादिन्).—m. a horseman, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 7, 44.

Aśvasādin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aśva and sādin (सादिन्).

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

Aśvasādin (अश्वसादिन्):—[=aśva-sādin] [from aśva] m. idem, [Raghuvaṃśa vii, 44.]

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

Aśvasādin (अश्वसादिन्):—[aśva-sādin] (dī) 5. m. A horseman.

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Ashvasadin 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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