Sahasramshu, Sahasrāṃśu, Sahasra-amshu: 11 definitions

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Sahasramshu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

The Sanskrit term Sahasrāṃśu can be transliterated into English as Sahasramsu or Sahasramshu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Sahasrāṃśu (सहस्रांशु).—Is sun.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 21. 111.
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Sahasramshu in Jainism glossary
Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Sahasrāṃśu (सहस्रांशु) is the name of an ancient king from Māhiṣmatī, according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.2 [Rāvaṇa’s expedition of conquest] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, as a Vidyādhara explained to Daśamauli (i.e., Rāvaṇa): “Ahead of here there is a large city Māhiṣmatī. In it there is a powerful king, Sahasrāṃśu, like another sun, served by kings by the thousand. He obstructed the water in the Revā by a dam for the sake of water-sports. What is impossible for the powerful? Now this Sahasrāṃśu is playing comfortably in the water with a thousand queens, like an elephant with cow-elephants [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Sahasra-aṃśu.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘twelve’. Note: sahasra-aṃśu is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sahasrāṃśu (सहस्रांशु).—m. the sun; तदण्डमभवद्धैमं सहस्रांशुसमप्रभम् (tadaṇḍamabhavaddhaimaṃ sahasrāṃśusamaprabham) Manusmṛti 1.9; तं चेत् सहस्रकिरणो धुरि नाकरिष्यत् (taṃ cet sahasrakiraṇo dhuri nākariṣyat) Ś.7.4; पुनः सहस्रार्चिषि संनिधत्ते (punaḥ sahasrārciṣi saṃnidhatte) R.13.44; धाम्नाति- शाययति धाम सहस्रधाम्नः (dhāmnāti- śāyayati dhāma sahasradhāmnaḥ) Mu.3.17; सहस्ररश्मेरिव यस्य दर्शनम् (sahasraraśmeriva yasya darśanam) Śiśupālavadha 1.53.

Sahasrāṃśu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sahasra and aṃśu (अंशु). See also (synonyms): sahasrārcis, sahasrakara, sahasrakiraṇa, sahasradīdhiti, sahasradhāman, sahasrapāda, sahasramarīci, sahasraraśmi.

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

Sahasrāṃśu (सहस्रांशु).—m.

(-śuḥ) The sun. E. sahasra a thousand, and aṃśu a ray.

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

Sahasrāṃśu (सहस्रांशु).—m. the sun.

Sahasrāṃśu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sahasra and aṃśu (अंशु).

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

Sahasrāṃśu (सहस्रांशु).—[masculine] = sahasrakara.

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

1) Sahasrāṃśu (सहस्रांशु):—[from sahasra] mfn. th°-rayed

2) [v.s. ...] m. the sun, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

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

Sahasrāṃśu (सहस्रांशु):—[sahasrāṃ-śu] (śuḥ) m. The sun.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sahasramshu 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

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sahasrāṃśu (ಸಹಸ್ರಾಂಶು):—[noun] = ಸಹಸ್ರಕರ - [sahasrakara -] 1.

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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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