Rohitashva, Rohitāśva, Rohita-ashva: 11 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Rohitāśva can be transliterated into English as Rohitasva or Rohitashva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

1a) Rohitāśva (रोहिताश्व).—A son of Śaṭha.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 170.

1b) Of the Rohiṇi family.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 168.

1c) Son of Hariścandra and father of Harita.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 3. 25.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Rohitāśva (रोहिताश्व) (cf. Viṣṇupurāṇa chapter IV.3) is another name for Rohita: the son of Hariścandra and grandson of  Dṛḍhāśva, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Srāvasti was the son of Yuvanāśva and he established the city of Śravasti. Kuvalaya was born of Srāvasti and afterwards Dhundhumāri was born. Dhundhumāri had three sons Dṛḍhāśva and others. Dṛḍhāśva’s son was Hariścandra and Rohita (or Rohitāśva) was the son of Hariścandra. Dhundhu (or Cuñcu in Viṣṇupurāṇa) was the son of Rohita (Rohitāśva).

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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»] — Rohitashva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rohitāśva (रोहिताश्व).—fire; लोकं विलोलार्चिषि रोहिताश्वे (lokaṃ vilolārciṣi rohitāśve) Kirātārjunīya 16.54.

Derivable forms: rohitāśvaḥ (रोहिताश्वः).

Rohitāśva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rohita and aśva (अश्व).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Rohitāśva (रोहिताश्व).—(1) m. pl., name of a people (or region): Mahā-Māyūrī 25; (2) n. sg., name of a maharṣi: Mahā-Māyūrī 257.3; possibly compare R. the son of Hariścandra, see [Boehtlingk and Roth] s.v., or Pali Rohi- tassa 2, see Malalasekara (Dictionary of Pali Proper Names) s.v.

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

Rohitaśva (रोहितश्व).—m.

(-śvaḥ) 1. A name of Agni. 2. The son of Harischandra. E. rohit a deer, or red, and aśva a horse; also from rohita sometimes read rohitāśva .

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

Rohitāśva (रोहिताश्व).—[masculine] [Name] of a man (lit. = seq.).

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

1) Rohitāśva (रोहिताश्व):—[from rohita > rohi] m. ‘having red horses’, Agni, the god of fire, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Hari-ścandra, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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

Rohitaśva (रोहितश्व):—[rohita+śva] (śvaḥ) 1. m. A name of Agni; the son of Harishchandra..

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Rohitashva 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rohitashva in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Rōhitāśva (ರೋಹಿತಾಶ್ವ):—[noun] fire or the Fire-God.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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