Prithugriva, Pṛthugrīva: 4 definitions
Prithugriva 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 Pṛthugrīva can be transliterated into English as Prthugriva or Prithugriva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Pṛthugrīva (पृथुग्रीव).—When Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa were staying in Pañcavaṭī a demoness named Śūrpaṇakhā made approaches to them and Lakṣmaṇa cut off her limbs and sent her away. Then a rākṣasa army came under the leadership of Khara, Dūṣaṇa and Triśiras and Pṛthugrīva was one of the twelve prominent soldiers of that army.
(Sarga 26, Araṇya Kāṇḍa Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa).
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pṛthugrīva (पृथुग्रीव):—[=pṛthu-grīva] [from pṛthu > pṛth] m. ‘broad-necked’, Name of a Rākṣasa, [Ṛg-veda]
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Prithu, Griva.
Full-text: Kalakamukha, Yajnashatru, Meghamali.
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