Ashvashiras, Aśvaśiras, Ashva-shiras: 5 definitions

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Introduction:

Ashvashiras 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 Aśvaśiras can be transliterated into English as Asvasiras or Ashvashiras, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Aśvaśiras (अश्वशिरस्).—A son born to Kaśyapa of Danū. (Śloka 23, Chapter 65, Ādi Parva, Mahābhārata).

2) Aśvaśiras (अश्वशिरस्).—Bhagavān Hayagrīva who was teaching the Vedas at Vaihāyasakuṇḍa near Naranārāyaṇāśrama. (Śloka 3, Chapter 127, Śānti Parva, Mahābhārata).

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aśvaśiras (अश्वशिरस्).—a. having the head of a horse, an epithet of Nārāyaṇa. (n.)

1) a horse's head.

2) Name of a Dānava.

Aśvaśiras is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aśva and śiras (शिरस्).

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

Aśvaśiras (अश्वशिरस्).—I. n. the head of a horse, Mahābhārata 3, 3083. Ii. adj. having the head of a horse, ib. 12, 13100. Iii. m. a proper name, ib. 1, 2531. Uccaiḥśiras, i. e.

Aśvaśiras is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aśva and śiras (शिरस्).

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

1) Aśvaśiras (अश्वशिरस्):—[=aśva-śiras] [from aśva] n. a horse’s head, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. having the head of a horse (Name of Nārāyaṇa), [Mahābhārata xii, 13100 seqq.]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Dānava, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

4) [v.s. ...] of a king (named in connection with Nārāyaṇa), [Varāha-purāṇa]

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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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