Sahayavat, Sahāyavat: 5 definitions

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Sahayavat 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»] — Sahayavat in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sahāyavat (सहायवत्) refers to “having someone’s assistance”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.15 (“The birth of Jalandhara and his marriage”).—Accordingly, as Ghasmara said to Indra: “Jalandhara, the son of the ocean, is the lord and emperor of all the Asuras. He is excessively heroic and valorous. He has the support and assistance (sahāyavat) of Bhargava. I am his emissary. I have been sent by him. I have come to you here. My name is Ghasmara but I am not a devourer. He is of exalted intellect. His behest has never been defied. He has defeated all the enemies of Asuras. Please listen to what he says”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sahāyavat (सहायवत्).—a.

1) Having a friend.

2) Befriended, assisted; नरस्त्वं पूर्वदेहे वै नारायणसहायवान् (narastvaṃ pūrvadehe vai nārāyaṇasahāyavān) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.4.1.

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

Sahāyavat (सहायवत्).—mfn. (-vān-vatī-vat) Befriended, assisted, accompanied. E. sahāya, matup poss. aff.

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

Sahāyavat (सहायवत्):—[=sahāya-vat] [from sahāya > saha] mfn. having a companion or assistant, accompanied or befriended or assisted by, provided with ([compound]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa etc.]

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

Sahāyavat (सहायवत्):—[(vān-vatī-vat) a.] Befriended.

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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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