Ciravasas, aka: Cira-vasas, Cīravāsas; 3 Definition(s)


Ciravasas 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chiravasas.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Ciravasas in Purana glossary... « previous · [C] · next »

1) Cīravāsas (चीरवासस्).—A Kṣatriya King born as a rebirth of an asura Krodhavaśa. (Śloka 61, Chapter 67, Ādi Parva).

2) Cīravāsas (चीरवासस्).—A yakṣa. He stayed in the court of Kubera worshipping him. (Śloka 10, Chapter 10, Sabhā Parva).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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

Ciravasas in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [C] · next »

Cīravāsas (चीरवासस्).—a.

1) clothed in bark; Ku.6.92; Ms.11.12.

2) dressed in rags or tatters. (-m.) an epithet of Śiva.

Cīravāsas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms cīra and vāsas (वासस्). See also (synonyms): cīraparigraha.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cīravāsas (चीरवासस्).—mfn.

(-sāḥ-sāḥ-saḥ) Clothed in tatters. E. cīra and vāsas vesture.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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