Meghapushpa, Meghapuṣpa, Megha-pushpa: 5 definitions

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Meghapushpa 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 Meghapuṣpa can be transliterated into English as Meghapuspa or Meghapushpa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Meghapuṣpa (मेघपुष्प).—A horse of divinity drawing the chariot of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. (Śloka 27, Chapter 45, Virāṭa Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Meghapuṣpa (मेघपुष्प).—The name of one of the four horses of Kṛṣṇa's chariot.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 53. 5; 89. 49.
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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Meghapuṣpa (मेघपुष्प).—

1) water.

2) hail.

3) river-water.

-ṣpaḥ Name of one of the 4 horses of Viṣṇu.

Derivable forms: meghapuṣpam (मेघपुष्पम्).

Meghapuṣpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms megha and puṣpa (पुष्प).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Meghapuṣpa (मेघपुष्प).—n.

(-ṣpaṃ) 1. Water. 2. River-water. 3. Hail. m.

(-ṣpaḥ) One of Vishnu'S horses. E. megha a cloud, and puṣpa a flower.

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

1) Meghapuṣpa (मेघपुष्प):—[=megha-puṣpa] [from megha] n. ‘cl°-blossom’, water, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a [particular] medicinal plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] river-water, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of one of the 4 horses of Viṣṇu or Kṛṣṇa, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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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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