Sahasracitya: 2 definitions
Sahasracitya 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Sahasrachitya.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Sahasracitya (सहस्रचित्य).—Grandfather of King Śatayūpa. Sahasracitya was King of Kekaya. A very righteous person, he abdicated the throne in favour of his elder brother’s son and performed tapas in the forest. He gave up his body for a brahmin and attained heaven. (Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 127, Verse 20; Āśramavāsika Parva, Chapter 20, Verse 6).
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 dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sahasracitya (सहस्रचित्य):—[=sahasra-citya] [from sahasra] m. Name of a king, [Mahābhārata]
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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