Ashvinikumara, Aśvinīkumāra: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Aśvinīkumāra can be transliterated into English as Asvinikumara or Ashvinikumara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Ashvinikumara in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Aśvinīkumāra (अश्विनीकुमार).—(aśvinīdevas) Satya and Dasra, the two sons of Sūrya (The Sun) are called Aśvianīkumāras. (Ślokas 17 and 18, Chapter 150, Anuśāsana Parva, Mahābhārata). They are also known as Aśvins, and Aśvinīdevas. These two are the physicians of the devas. (Śloka 12, Chapter 123, Araṇya Parva, M.B). Genealogy. Descending from Viṣṇu in order are: Brahmā, Marīci, Kaśyapa, Vivasvān (the Sun), Aśvinīkumāras. (See full article at Story of Aśvinīkumāra from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

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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

[«previous next»] — Ashvinikumara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aśvinīkumāra (अश्विनीकुमार).—m. du. (-rau) The twin sons of Surya the sun, by his wife Sanjna transformed to a mare; they are endowed with perpetual youth and beauty, and are the physicians of the gods. E. aśvinī the wife of Surya, and kumāra a youth.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Aśvinīkumāra (अश्विनीकुमार) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[+aśvinīkumāra] Saṃnipātakalikā (med.) B. 4, 248.

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

Aśvinīkumāra (अश्विनीकुमार):—[=aśvinī-kumāra] [from aśvin > aśva] m. the son of Aśvinī (said to be the father of the first physician), [Brahma-purāṇa i.]

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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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