Sahasranayana, Sahasra-nayana: 8 definitions


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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Sahasranayana in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Sahasranayana (सहस्रनयन) (or Sahasraḍrś, Sahasrākṣa) is the son of the Vidyādhara-king Sulocana, according to chapter 2.4 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, as Sagara was addressed by a chamberlain:—“O master, on Mt. Vaitāḍhya in this same Bharatakṣetra there is a city Gaganavallabha, a favorite of good fortune. In it there was a Vidyādhara-king, Sulocana, resembling Trilocanasakha (Kubera) in the city Alakā. There is a son of his, Sahasranayana, judicious; and this daughter, Sukeśā, a crest-jewel of all woman-kind. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sahasranayana (सहस्रनयन).—m.

1) epithets of Indra.

2) of Viṣṇu.

Sahasranayana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sahasra and nayana (नयन). See also (synonyms): sahasradṛś, sahasranetra, sahasralocana.

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

Sahasranayana (सहस्रनयन).—m.

(-naḥ) 1. Indra. 2. An owl. E. sahasra a thousand, nayana the eye.

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

Sahasranayana (सहस्रनयन).—[adjective] thousand-eyed; [masculine] [Epithet] of Indra.

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

1) Sahasranayana (सहस्रनयन):—[=sahasra-nayana] [from sahasra] mfn. th°-eyed

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Indra, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] of Viṣṇu, [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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

Sahasranayana (सहस्रनयन):—[sahasra-nayana] (naḥ) 1. m. Indra.

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Sahasranayana 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

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

Sahasranayana (ಸಹಸ್ರನಯನ):—[noun] = ಸಹಸ್ರಾಕ್ಷ [sahasraksha].

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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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