Raudrashva, Raudrāśva: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Raudrāśva can be transliterated into English as Raudrasva or Raudrashva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Raudrashva in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Raudrāśva (रौद्राश्व):—Son of Ahaṃyāti (son of Saṃyāti, who was the son of Bahugava). By the Apsarā named Ghṛtācī, he had ten sons named Ṛteyu, Kakṣeyu, Sthaṇḍileyu, Kṛteyuka, Jaleyu, Sannateyu, Dharmeyu, Satyeyu, Vrateyu and Vaneyu. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.20.3-5)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Raudrāśva (रौद्राश्व).—A son born to the emperor Pūru of his wife Pauṣṭī. Raudrāśva had two brothers Pravīra and Īśvara.

Once Raudrāśva fell in love with the celestial maid Miśrakeśī. Mention is made in Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 94, that as a result of the married life of these two, ten archers beginning with Anvagbhānu, were born.

2) Raudrāśva (रौद्राश्व).—A hermit who was the disciple of the hermit Kātyāyana. Once Mahiṣāsura came in the guise of a beautiful woman to the hermitage of Raudrāśva to hinder his penance. The hermit cursed Mahiṣāsura, "You will die because of a woman." (Kālikā Purāṇa, Chapter 62).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Raudrāśva (रौद्राश्व).—A son of Ahamyāti (Samjāti, Vāyu-purāṇa) and father of Ṛkyu(ṣu). Nine other sons through the Apsaras, Ghṛṭācī.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 20. 3-5; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 123. Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 1-2.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Raudrāśva (रौद्राश्व) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.5) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Raudrāśva) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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

[«previous next»] — Raudrashva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Raudrāśva (रौद्राश्व):—[from raudra] m. ([probably] [from] rudrāśva) Name of a son or a more distant descendant of Puru, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] of a Ṛṣi, [Catalogue(s)]

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Raudrashva 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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