Kashipati, Kāśīpati, Kāsīpati, Kasipati: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Kāśīpati can be transliterated into English as Kasipati or Kashipati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kashipati in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Kāśīpati (काशीपति).—A Dānava king.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 29. 122.

2) Kāsīpati (कासीपति).—See (Kāśirāja): king of Kāsi who went to aid Pauṇḍraka against Kṛṣṇa and who was so struck that his head shot into the city; his son together with the priest prayed to Śiva to avenge his father's murder; Śiva granted the boon and sent a female created from fire to destroy Kṛṣṇa whose discus was more than a metal; the dead ran to Kāśi followed by the discus which burnt the whole city.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 34. 14-43.
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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 dictionary

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

1) Kāśipati (काशिपति):—[=kāśi-pati] [from kāśi > kāś] m. idem, [Mahābhārata i, 4083; Bhagavad-gītā]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Divodāsa Dhanvantari (a king of Benares, author of certain medical works and teacher of the Āyur-veda; he is often confounded with the celestial namesake, the physician of the gods), [Suśruta]

3) Kāśīpati (काशीपति):—[=kāśī-pati] [from kāśī > kāś] m. a sovereign of Benares, [Rāmāyaṇa i, 12, 22] ([kāśi-p [edition] [Bombay edition] [i, 13, 23]])

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a dramatist.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kashipati 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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