Sahasadanda, Sāhasadaṇḍa, Sahasa-danda: 3 definitions


Sahasadanda 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Sāhasadaṇḍa (साहसदण्ड).—Uttama and Madhyama.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 227. 16-21.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Sahasadanda in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Sāhasadaṇḍa (साहसदण्ड):—[sāhasa daṇḍaḥ] Penalties imposed for offence which may harm life or cause loss of any nature; physical, mental, financial, social, to any person and his belongings or to the state.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sāhasadaṇḍa (साहसदण्ड).—highest amerciament; पूर्वः साहसदण्ड आहर्तुः (pūrvaḥ sāhasadaṇḍa āhartuḥ) Kau. A.2.5.

Derivable forms: sāhasadaṇḍaḥ (साहसदण्डः).

Sāhasadaṇḍa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sāhasa and daṇḍa (दण्ड).

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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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