Ashvavrata, aka: Aśvavrata, Ashva-vrata; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Aśvavrata can be transliterated into English as Asvavrata or Ashvavrata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Aśvavrata (अश्वव्रत).—The performer of it, becomes Rājarāja.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 101. 71.
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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ashvavrata in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [A] · next »

Aśvavrata (अश्वव्रत).—Name of sāman.

Derivable forms: aśvavratam (अश्वव्रतम्).

Aśvavrata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aśva and vrata (व्रत).

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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