Krishashva, Kṛśāśva: 7 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Kṛśāśva can be transliterated into English as Krsasva or Krishashva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

1) Kṛśāśva (कृशाश्व):—One of the two sons of Saṃyama (son of Dhūmrākṣa). The other son was named Devaja. He had a son named Somadatta. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.2.34)

2) Kṛśāśva (कृशाश्व):—Son of Bahulāśva (son of Nikumbha). He had a son named Senajit. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.6.25)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Kṛśāśva (कृशाश्व).—The Prajāpati called Kṛśāśva married Jayā and Suprabhā the daughters of Dakṣaprajāpati and to both were born fifty sons each. All the sons were really arrows called Saṃhāra. Viśvāmitra, by the power of penance made these hundred sons (arrows) of Kṛśāśva his own. It was these arrows, which Viśvāmitra gave to Śrī Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa. (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Bālakāṇḍa, Cantos 21 and 26).

2) Kṛśāśva (कृशाश्व).—A king of the solar dynasty. (Bhāgavata, 9th Skandha).

3) Kṛśāśva (कृशाश्व).—A King who served Yama in his court. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 8, Verse 17).

Once he came down to earth in Indra’s Vimāna to witness Arjuna, in the company of Uttara, the Virāṭa prince, fight during the lifting of cows. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 56).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kṛśāśva (कृशाश्व).—A son of Saṃyama; married two daughters of Dakṣa, Arcis and Dhiṣanā;1 and father of Somadatta and the Devapraharaṇas are created and destroyed in every kalpa and manvantara.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 2 and 20; IX. 2. 34-35; Matsya-purāṇa 5. 14; 146. 17; Vāyu-purāṇa 63. 42; 86. 20; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 104; IV. 1. 55-6. ^2 Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 79.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 6. 6-7.

1b) The son of Barhaṇāśva, and father of Senājit.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 6. 25.

1c) A carakādhvaryu; married a daughter of Dakṣa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 33. 13; 37. 46.

1d) A son of Tāmara Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 50.

1e) A son of Sahadeva and highly righteous.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 61. 15.

1f) A son of Samhatāśva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 65; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 63.

1g) Father of Devapraharaṇa.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 137.

1h) A son of Amitāśva and father of Prasenajit.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 2. 46-7.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Kṛśāśva (कृशाश्व) obtained two daughters from Dakṣa, according to the Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Dakṣa is spoken of as busy in creation. Ordered by Brahmā he creates the Sages, gods, demons etc. In order to have maithuni sṛṣṭi Dakṣa gets married to Asikni, the daughter of Prajāpati Viraṇa and begot sixty daughters. [He gave two daughters to Kṛśāśva].

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (K) next»] — Krishashva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṛśāśva (कृशाश्व).—m.

(-śvaḥ) The name of a sage.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṛśāśva (कृशाश्व).—i. e. kṛśa-aśva, m. A proper name, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 23, 12.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kṛśāśva (कृशाश्व):—[from kṛśa > kṛś] mfn. having lean horses, [Subhāṣitāvali]

2) [v.s. ...] m. (= [Zend] keresāspa), Name of several persons, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] of an author of directions to players and dancers, [Pāṇini 4-3, 111.]

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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. 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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