Sahasraka, Sāhasraka: 6 definitions

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Sahasraka 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»] — Sahasraka in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sāhasraka (साहस्रक).—A holy place of pilgrimage. This place is situated in Kurukṣetra. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 83, Verse 158, that those who bathe in this place will get the merits of giving thousand cows as gifts.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Sāhasraka (साहस्रक) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.81.137). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sāhasraka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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

Sahasraka (सहस्रक).—a. Amounting to a thousand.

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

Sahasraka (सहस्रक).—1. [neuter] = [preceding]; adj. (—° [feminine] srikā) being or amounting to a thousand.

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Sahasraka (सहस्रक).—2. [adjective] thousand-headed.

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Sāhasraka (साहस्रक).—[feminine] srikā containing a thousand; [neuter] a thousand.

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

1) Sahasraka (सहस्रक):—[=sahasra-ka] [from sahasra] a mfn. (for sahasraka See p.1196) thousand-headed, [Yājñavalkya]

2) [from sahasra] b n. (for sahasra-ka See p. 1195, col. 2) a th°, [Harivaṃśa; Pañcarātra]

3) [v.s. ...] mf(ikā)n. (ifc.) amounting to a thousand, having a thousand, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Pañcarātra]

4) Sāhasraka (साहस्रक):—[from sāhasra] mf(ikā)n. amounting to or containing a thousand, [Catalogue(s)]

5) [v.s. ...] n. the aggregate of a thousand, [Pañcarātra]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of a Tīrtha, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German]

Sahasraka 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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