Caturdamshtra, Caturdaṃṣṭra: 5 definitions


Caturdamshtra 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 Caturdaṃṣṭra can be transliterated into English as Caturdamstra or Caturdamshtra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chaturdamshtra.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Caturdamshtra in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Caturdaṃṣṭra (चतुर्दंष्ट्र).—An attendant of Subrahmaṇya. He always showed great devotion towards Brahmins. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 62).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Caturdaṃṣṭra (चतुर्दंष्ट्र) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.57, IX.44.95) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Caturdaṃṣṭra) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Caturdamshtra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Caturdaṃṣṭra (चतुर्दंष्ट्र):—[=catur-daṃṣṭra] [from catur > catasṛ] a mfn. (cat) having 4 tusks, [Atharva-veda xi, 9, 17; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa v]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a beast of prey, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

3) [v.s. ...] Viṣṇu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of an attendant of Skanda, [Mahābhārata ix, 2564]

5) [v.s. ...] of a Dānava, [Harivaṃśa 12935.]

6) [v.s. ...] b m. (also) Name of Airāvata, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Caturdamshtra in German

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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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