Lohitagriva, aka: Lohitagrīva, Lohita-griva, Lohitāgrīva, Lohitagrīvā; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Itihasa (narrative history)

[Lohitagriva in Itihasa glossaries]

Lohitagrīvā (लोहितग्रीवा) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.100) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Lohitagrīvā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

(Source): JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Lohitagriva in Sanskrit glossaries]

Lohitagrīva (लोहितग्रीव) or Lohitāgrīva (लोहिताग्रीव).—an epithet of Agni.

Derivable forms: lohitagrīvaḥ (लोहितग्रीवः), lohitāgrīvaḥ (लोहिताग्रीवः).

Lohitagrīva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms lohita and grīva (ग्रीव). See also (synonyms): lohinīgrīva.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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