Meghavahana, Meghavāhana, Megha-vahana: 7 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Meghavāhana (मेघवाहन).—A King. He was a dependant of Jarāsandha. (Śloka 13, Chapter 14, Sabhā Parva).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Meghavāhana (मेघवाहन).—The twenty-second kalpa where Viṣṇu became Meghī.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 21. 50.
Meghavāhana (मेघवाहन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.13.12) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Meghavāhana) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) an epithet of Indra; श्रयति स्म मेघमिव मेघवाहनः (śrayati sma meghamiva meghavāhanaḥ) Śi.13.18.
2) an epithet of Śiva.
Derivable forms: meghavāhanaḥ (मेघवाहनः).
Meghavāhana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms megha and vāhana (वाहन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naḥ) 1. A name of Indra. 2. Siva. E. megha a cloud, vāhana vehicle.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Meghavāhana (मेघवाहन).—m. 1. Indra. 2. Śiva. 3. a proper name, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 64.
Meghavāhana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms megha and vāhana (वाहन).
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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Starts with: Meghavahanakalpa.
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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 2: Story of Meghavāhana < [Chapter V - Life and death of the sons of Sagara]
Part 1: Rāvaṇa’s funeral < [Chapter VIII - The abandonment of Sītā]
Part 2: Previous births of Indrajit and Meghavāhana < [Chapter VIII - The abandonment of Sītā]
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 19 - The friendship of Śiva and Kubera < [Section 2.1 - Rudra-saṃhitā (1): Sṛśṭi-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 13 - The creation of Brahmā and Viṣṇu < [Section 7.1 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (1)]
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)