Sadashva, Sadaśva, Shadashva: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Sadaśva can be transliterated into English as Sadasva or Sadashva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sadaśva (सदश्व).—A king of ancient India. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 8, Stanza 12, that this king remains in the palace of Yama, glorifying him.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Sadaśva (सदश्व).—A Satya god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 35.

1b) A son of Samara.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 49. 54: Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 41.
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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

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

Ṣaḍaśva (षडश्व).—[adjective] drawn by six horses.

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Sadaśva (सदश्व).—1. [masculine] a good horse.

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Sadaśva (सदश्व).—2. [adjective] having or drawn by good horses; [masculine] a man’s name.

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

1) Ṣaḍaśva (षडश्व):—[=ṣaḍ-aśva] [from ṣaḍ > ṣaṣ] mfn. provided with or drawn by six horses, [Ṛg-veda; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

2) Sadaśva (सदश्व):—[=sad-aśva] [from sad > sat] m. a good horse, [Kaṭha-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] mfn. possessing g° h°, [Ṛg-veda]

4) [v.s. ...] drawn by g° h°, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Samara, [Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

6) Sadāśva (सदाश्व):—m. Name of a man ([varia lectio] for sad-aśva), [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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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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