Dashagriva, Daśagrīva, Dashan-griva: 12 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Daśagrīva can be transliterated into English as Dasagriva or Dashagriva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Daśagrīva (दशग्रीव).—Rāvaṇa. (See under Rāvaṇa).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Daśagrīva (दशग्रीव).—Rāvana (s.v.).1 Śiśupāla in previous birth.2
1b) An Asura in the sabhā of Hiraṇyakaśipu.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 161. 81.
Daśagrīva (दशग्रीव) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.9.14) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Daśagrīva) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)
Daśagrīva (दशग्रीव) is another name for Rāvaṇa (or Daśamukha): the son of Rākṣasa Ratnaśravas (son of Sumālin) and Vidyādharī Kaikasī (daughter of Vyomabindu), according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.1 [origin of the rākṣasavaṃśa and vānaravaṃśa] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Daśagrīva (दशग्रीव).—= दशकण्ठ (daśakaṇṭha) q.v.
Derivable forms: daśagrīvaḥ (दशग्रीवः).
Daśagrīva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms daśan and grīva (ग्रीव).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-vaḥ) Ravana: see daśakaṇṭha .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Daśagrīvā (दशग्रीवा).—adj. 1. an epithet of Rāvaṇa, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 16, 18. 2. the name of a demon, Mahābhārata 2, 367. Niṣka-grīva, adj. wearing a golden ornament on the neck, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 23, 31. Nīla-grīva, adj. with a blue neck (epithet of Śiva), Mahābhārata 3, 1625. Mahāgrīva, m. a camel.
Daśagrīvā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms daśan and grīvā (ग्रीवा).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Daśagrīva (दशग्रीव).—[masculine] = daśakaṇṭha*.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Daśagrīva (दशग्रीव):—[=daśa-grīva] [from daśa] m. ([Pāṇini 6-2, 114; Kāśikā-vṛtti]) = -kaṇṭha, [Mahābhārata iii, 15895; Rāmāyaṇa i, 16, 18]
2) [v.s. ...] [iii; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] Name of a demon, [Mahābhārata ii, 367; Harivaṃśa]
4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Damaghoṣa, 6601
5) [v.s. ...] of an enemy of Vṛṣa, [Gāruḍa-purāṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Daśagrīva (दशग्रीव):—[daśa-grīva] (vaḥ) 1. m. Rāvana.
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