Sahasrashikhara, aka: Sahasraśikhara, Sahasra-shikhara; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Sahasraśikhara can be transliterated into English as Sahasrasikhara or Sahasrashikhara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Sahasraśikhara (सहस्रशिखर).—A mountain for garuḍa birds;1 west of the Śitoda;2 of Daityas.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 453.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 36. 28.
  • 3) Ib. 39. 61; 42. 53.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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-English dictionary

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Sahasraśikhara (सहस्रशिखर).—an epithet of the Vindhya mountain.

Derivable forms: sahasraśikharaḥ (सहस्रशिखरः).

Sahasraśikhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sahasra and śikhara (शिखर).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sahasraśikhara (सहस्रशिखर).—m.

(-raḥ) The Vindh'ya mountain. E. sahasra, śikhara a crest.

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