Ayahpana, aka: Ayaḥpāna, Ayas-pana; 2 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Ayaḥpāna (अयःपान).—A hell.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 26. 7 and 29.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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-English dictionary

Ayahpana in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [A] · next »

Ayaḥpāna (अयःपान).—(ayaḥpānam) Name of a hell (where redhot iron is forced down the throats of those who are condemned to it).

Derivable forms: ayaḥpānam (अयःपानम्).

Ayaḥpāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ayas and pāna (पान).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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