Jalashayana, Jala-shayana, Jalaśayana: 3 definitions
Jalashayana 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 Jalaśayana can be transliterated into English as Jalasayana or Jalashayana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Jalaśayana (जलशयन).—m. an epithet of Viṣṇu;
Derivable forms: jalaśayanaḥ (जलशयनः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naḥ) Vishnu. E. jala water, śī to sleep, affix lyu, see the preceding. jalaṃ śayanam asya . viṣṇau .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Jalaśayana (जलशयन):—[=jala-śayana] [from jala] m. ‘reposing on water (id est. on his serpent-couch above the waters, during the 4 months of the periodical rains and during the intervals of the submersion of the world)’, Viṣṇu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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