Atharvashiras, aka: Atharvaśiras, Atharvan-shiras; 1 Definition(s)

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Atharvashiras 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.

The Sanskrit term Atharvaśiras can be transliterated into English as Atharvasiras or Atharvashiras, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Atharvaśiras (अथर्वशिरस्).—n. (atharvaṇo vedasya śikhā śira iva vā brahmavidyāpratipādakatvena śreṣṭhatvāt) Name of an Upaniṣad dealing with Brahmavidyā. अथर्वशिरसोऽध्येता ब्रह्मचारी यतव्रतः (atharvaśiraso'dhyetā brahmacārī yatavrataḥ) Mb.13.9.29.

Atharvaśiras is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms atharvan and śiras (शिरस्). See also (synonyms): atharvaśikhā.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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