Ayahshanku, aka: Ayaḥśaṅku, Ayas-shanku; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Ayaḥśaṅku can be transliterated into English as Ayahsanku or Ayahshanku, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Ayaḥśaṅku (अयःशङ्कु).—A Rākṣasa of Bali's camp.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 245. 31.
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

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Ayaḥśaṅku (अयःशङ्कु).—

1) an iron spear;

2) an iron nail, pointed iron spike, अयःशङ्कुचितां रक्षः शतघ्नीमथ शत्रवे (ayaḥśaṅkucitāṃ rakṣaḥ śataghnīmatha śatrave) R.12.95.

Derivable forms: ayaḥśaṅkuḥ (अयःशङ्कुः).

Ayaḥśaṅku is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ayas and śaṅku (शङ्कु).

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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