Pashvoshadhi, Paśvoṣadhi: 1 definition


Pashvoshadhi 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 Paśvoṣadhi can be transliterated into English as Pasvosadhi or Pashvoshadhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pashvoshadhi in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Paśvoṣadhi (पश्वोषधि).—Prajāpati after creating the eight devayonis with four kinds of serpents and of spirits, proceeded to create birds and beasts; sheep from face, crows from breast, cows from belly, and sides; from feet, horses, elephants, śarabha, gavaya deer, camel, etc., from hairs, vegetables, fruits and roots.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 9. 41-5.
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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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