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