Asthivigraha, Asthi-vigraha: 5 definitions



Asthivigraha 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Asthivigraha (अस्थिविग्रह).—a. reduced to a skeleton.

-haḥ Name of भृङ्गिन् (bhṛṅgin) Śiva's attendant.

Asthivigraha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms asthi and vigraha (विग्रह).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Asthivigraha (अस्थिविग्रह).—m.

(-haḥ) A name of Bhringi, one of Siva'S attendants. E. asthi and vigraha a part, &c. who carries Siva'S decorations.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Asthivigraha (अस्थिविग्रह):—m. Nomen proprium eines Dieners des Śiva.

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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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