Meghapushpa, aka: Meghapuṣpa, Megha-pushpa; 3 Definition(s)


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

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 53. 5; 89. 49.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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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: 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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