Sahasrapramardani, aka: Sāhasrapramardanī; 2 Definition(s)
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General definition (in Buddhism)
Sāhasrapramardanī (साहस्रप्रमर्दनी, “thousands-crusher”) refers to one of the “five protectors” (pañcarakṣā) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 5). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., pañcarakṣā and Sāhasrapramardanī). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Languages of India and abroad
Sāhasrapramardanī (साहस्रप्रमर्दनी).—n. of a rakṣā (q.v.): Dharmas 5. Also Mahā-sāh°.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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