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 (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
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
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.
Languages of India and abroad
aśvina (अश्विन).—m The seventh month from caitra.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Aśvīna (अश्वीन).—a. [aśva-kha] Distant, a day's journey for a horse.
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Āśvina (आश्विन).—a. (-nī f.)
1) Belonging or sacred to the Aśvins (aśvinau devate asya).
-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. (-nī 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
(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Distant a day’s journey for a horse, more usually āśvīna.
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(-naḥ) The month Aswin, (September-October.) E. aśvinī the constellation, aṇ deriv. affix: when the moon is in Aswini.
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(-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
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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Search found 21 books and stories containing Ashvina, Aśvina, Aśvīna, Āśvina or Āśvīna. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Satapatha Brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa IV, adhyāya 5, brāhmaṇa 6 < [Fourth Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa IV, adhyāya 1, brāhmaṇa 5 < [Fourth Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa XI, adhyāya 5, brāhmaṇa 5 < [Eleventh Kāṇḍa]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CXXII - The Masopavasa Vratam < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
Chapter CXVII - The Ananga trayodasi Vratam < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
Chapter CXX - The Rambha Trtiya Vratam < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 6.15 < [Section III - Details of the Hermit’s Life]
Verse 1.64 < [Section XXXVII - Measures of Time]
Verse 2.31 < [Section X - The ‘Naming Ceremony’ (nāmadheya)]