Dashashvamedha, Dasha-ashvamedha, Dāśāśvamedha, Daśāśvamedha: 6 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Dashashvamedha 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 terms Dāśāśvamedha and Daśāśvamedha can be transliterated into English as Dasasvamedha or Dashashvamedha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dashashvamedha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Daśāśvamedha (दशाश्वमेध).—A holy place situated in Kurukṣetra. It is stated in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 83, Stanza 14, that those who bathe in this holy place will obtain the fruits of giving a gift of thousand cows.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dāśāśvamedha (दाशाश्वमेध).—A Tirtham in Benares;1 fit for śrāddha.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 185. 68.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 77. 45.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Dashashvamedha in Hinduism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Daśāśvamedha (दशाश्वमेध)—One of the several gaṭhas (bathing places) in the twelve forests on the banks of the Yamunā.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Daśāśvamedha (दशाश्वमेध):—[from daśa] n. the Tīrtha of the 10 horse-sacrifices, [iii, 5084; Revā-khaṇḍa ccviii and cclvii; Kāśī khaṇḍa, from the skanda-purāṇa lii; ??? v]

2) [v.s. ...] cf. dāś.

3) Dāśāśvamedha (दाशाश्वमेध):—[from dāśa] [wrong reading] for daś (q.v.)

[Sanskrit to German]

Dashashvamedha 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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