Meghavahana, aka: Meghavāhana, Megha-vahana; 5 Definition(s)

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Meghavahana 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Meghavāhana (मेघवाहन).—A King. He was a dependant of Jarāsandha. (Śloka 13, Chapter 14, Sabhā Parva).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Meghavāhana (मेघवाहन).—The twenty-second kalpa where Viṣṇu became Meghī.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 21. 50.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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

Meghavahana in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [M] · next »

Meghavāhana (मेघवाहन).—

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: 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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