Sadhvasa, Sādhvasa: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sādhvasa (साध्वस) refers to “fear” [?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.7 (“Commencement of the War”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “On hearing the celestial voice, the gods became enthusiastic. Fearlessly they roared like heroes. With their fear subsided (jāta-sādhvasa) [sarve te jātasādhvasāḥ], and keeping Kumāra ahead, the gods went to the confluence of the river Mahī and the ocean desirous of fighting. Immediately Tāraka, along with a great army, came to the place where the gods stood and was surrounded by them in a body. [...]”.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sādhvasa (साध्वस).—

1) Fear, alarm, fright, terror; कुसुमस्तेयसाध्वसात् (kusumasteyasādhvasāt) Kumārasambhava 2.35;3.51.

2) Torpor.

3) Agitation, perturbation; प्रत्युज्जम्मू रथैर्हृष्टाः प्रणयागतसाध्वसाः (pratyujjammū rathairhṛṣṭāḥ praṇayāgatasādhvasāḥ) Bhāgavata 1. 11.19;1.29.2.

Derivable forms: sādhvasam (साध्वसम्).

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

Sādhvasa (साध्वस).—n.

(-saṃ) 1. Fear, terror. 2. Perturbation. 3. Torpor. E. sādhu a pious man, as to throw or disperse, aff. aṅ or ac .

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

Sādhvasa (साध्वस).—probably sa-dhvaṃs + a + a, n. 1. Fear, terror, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 56; [Mālavikāgnimitra, (ed. Tullberg.)] 20, 9; 53, 21; [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 12, 21. 2. Perturbation, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 1, 11, 19. 3. Torpor, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 80, 10.

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

Sādhvasa (साध्वस).—[neuter] perplexity, perturbation, fear, terror, timidity, shyness.

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

1) Sādhvasa (साध्वस):—n. (ifc. f(ā). ; [from] sa + dhvasa = dhvaṃsa) consternation, perturbation, alarm, terror, fear of ([genitive case] or [compound]; saṃ-√gam, ‘to become terrified’), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) (in [dramatic language]) false alarm, sudden fright, panic (one of the 7 divisions of the Bhaṇikā q.v.), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

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

Sādhvasa (साध्वस):—(saṃ) 1. n. Fear, terror.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Sādhvasa (साध्वस) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sajjhasa.

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Sadhvasa 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sādhvasa (ಸಾಧ್ವಸ):—

1) [noun] great fear causing bewilderment; consternation.

2) [noun] the state of the mind that is overwhelmed with joy, characterised by excitement, bustle.

3) [noun] (rhet.) the state of the mind that is greatly agitated, emotionally disturbed.

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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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