Sahyadri, Sahyādri, Sahya-adri: 4 definitions


Sahyadri 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sahyadri in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sahyādri (सह्याद्रि) or simply Sahya is the name of a mountain from where the Rudrākṣa trees are said to be very sacred, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.25, while explaining the greatness of Rudrākṣa:—“[...] Rudrākṣas grown in Gauḍa land became great favourites of Śiva. They were grown in Mathurā, Laṅkā, Ayodhyā, Malaya, Sahya mountain [viz., Sahyādri], Kāśī and other places. They are competent to break asunder the clustered sins unbearable to the others, as the sacred texts have declared”.

Note: Sahyādri (Sahya) is one of the seven principal ranges, the other six being Mahendra, Malaya, Sūktimat, Rikṣa, Vindhya and Pāripātra or Pāriyātra.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Sahyādri (सह्याद्रि).—Sacred to Ekavīra; see Sahya.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 40.
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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 dictionary

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

Sahyādri (सह्याद्रि):—[from sahya > sah] m. the S° mountain

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sahyādri (ಸಹ್ಯಾದ್ರಿ):—[noun] the range of mountains in South India, which is the place of origin of the river Gōdāvari.

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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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