Sahasranama, Sahasranāma: 2 definitions


Sahasranama 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sahasranama in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sahasranāma (सहस्रनाम).—(Sahasra=thousand; nāma= name).

Hymns containing the thousand names of Viṣṇu, Śiva and Devī are generally known as Sahasranāma. The recitation of these names is considered to be annihilative of all sins. Sahasranāma of Viṣṇu is more popular.

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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

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sahasranama in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sahasranāma (ಸಹಸ್ರನಾಮ):—

1) [noun] a list of one thousand names of a deity (used in worshipping it).

2) [noun] a worshipping a deity reciting its one thousand names.

3) [noun] (sarc.) chiding; scolding; abuse.

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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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