Nasatyau, Nāsatyau: 2 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Nāsatyau (नासत्यौ).—The Twins (Aśvins) born of the nostrils of Samjña as mare on the earth; father of Nakula and Sahādeva;1 visited the hermitage of Cyavana;2 propitiated during the śrāddha.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 40; 7. 3; IX. 22. 28; Matsya-purāṇa 11. 37.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 3. 11; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 59. 25.
  • 3) Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 14. 1; IV. 14. 38; V. 1. 58.
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nāsatyau (नासत्यौ).—m. (du.) Aśvins, the twin physicians of gods; तौ नासत्यावश्विनौ वां महेऽहम् (tau nāsatyāvaśvinau vāṃ mahe'ham) Mb.1.3.66; Bhāg.9.3.11.

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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 (even English!). 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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