Ashvina, aka: Aśvina, Aśvīna, Āśvina, Āśvīna; 5 Definition(s)


Ashvina means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 Aśvina and Aśvīna and Āśvina and Āśvīna can be transliterated into English as Asvina or Ashvina, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Aśvina (अश्विन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.164.49, IX.44.6, IX.44.34, XIV.8.5, XIV.8) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Aśvina) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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aśvina (अश्विन).—m The seventh month from caitra.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aśvīna (अश्वीन).—a. [aśva-kha] Distant, a day's journey for a horse.

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Āśvina (आश्विन).—a. (- f.)

1) Belonging or sacred to the Aśvins (aśvinau devate asya).

2) Pervading.

-naḥ 1 Name of a month (in which the moon is near the constellation Aśvini).

2) A sacrifice or a weapon presided over by the Aśvins.

3) (du.) The Aśvins.

-nī 1 Name of certain bricks.

2) A pile, stack (citibhedaḥ).

-nam A day's journey for a horse or rider (Ved.).

-cihnitam The autumnal equinox.

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Āśvīna (आश्वीन).—a. (- f.) [अश्व-खञ् (aśva-khañ)] Made or traversed by a horse as a journey &c; °नोऽध्वा (no'dhvā) Sk.

-naḥ, -nam The distance travelled by a horse in a day; सहस्राश्वीने वा इतः स्वर्गो लोकः (sahasrāśvīne vā itaḥ svargo lokaḥ) Ait. Br.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aśvīna (अश्वीन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Distant a day’s journey for a horse, more usually āśvīna.

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Āśvina (आश्विन).—m.

(-naḥ) The month Aswin, (September-October.) E. aśvinī the constellation, aṇ deriv. affix: when the moon is in Aswini.

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Āśvīna (आश्वीन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) A day’s journey for a horse. E. aśva a horse, and khañ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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