Pushpashayya, Puṣpaśayyā, Pushpa-shayya: 8 definitions


Pushpashayya 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 Puṣpaśayyā can be transliterated into English as Puspasayya or Pushpashayya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pushpashayya in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Puṣpaśayyā (पुष्पशय्या) refers to “flower-strewn beds”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.52 (“The bridegroom’s party is fed and Śiva retires to bed”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Seated on a gemset throne offered by Menā, Śiva surveyed the bedchamber with pleasure. [...] It was richly rendered fragrant with various sweet smelling substances. It was very bright. There was sandal paste and aguru. Beds were richly strewn with flowers (puṣpaśayyā). Many wondrous things of variegated colours and shapes were displayed there. It had been constructed in gems by Viśvakarman himself. [...]”.

Purana book cover
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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pushpashayya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Puṣpaśayyā (पुष्पशय्या).—a flowery bed, a couch of flowers.

Puṣpaśayyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puṣpa and śayyā (शय्या).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṣpaśayyā (पुष्पशय्या) or Puṣpaśayā.—f.

(-yā) A flowery bed.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṣpaśayyā (पुष्पशय्या).—[feminine] a couch of flowers.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṣpaśayyā (पुष्पशय्या):—[=puṣpa-śayyā] [from puṣpa > puṣ] f. a couch of f°, [Śakuntalā]

[Sanskrit to German]

Pushpashayya in German

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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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pushpashayya in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Puṣpaśayyā (पुष्पशय्या):—n. a flowery bed; a couch of flower;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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