Citrashva, Citrāśvā: 4 definitions
Citrashva 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 Citrāśvā can be transliterated into English as Citrasva or Citrashva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Chitrashva.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Citrāśvā (चित्राश्वा).—Another name of Satyavān. He used to make the figure of horses using clay and people therefore gave him this name of Citrāśvan. (Śloka 13, Chapter 294, Vana Parva).
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Citrāśva (चित्राश्व):—[from citra > cit] m. ‘having painted horses’, Satyavat (as fond of painting horses), [Mahābhārata]
[Sanskrit to German]
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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Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
The Nilamata Purana (by Dr. Ved Kumari)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)