Sainhikeya, aka: Saiṅhikeya, Saimhikeya, Saiṃhikeya; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Saiṃhikeya (सैंहिकेय).—The Asuras (Demons) who were the sons of Siṃhikā. Two sons named Hiraṇyākṣa and Hiraṇyakaśipu and a daughter named Siṃhikā were born to Prajāpati Kaśyapa by his wife Diti. Siṃhikā was given in marriage to Vipracitti. The sons of this couple were known by the name Saiṃhikeyas. Rāhu was the first of the Saiṃhikeyas. (Agni Purāṇa. Chapter 19). For further details see under Rāhu.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1a) Saiṃhikeya (सैंहिकेय).—Is Rāhu who got a slap with the spoon of Mohinī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 10. 19.

1b) The fourteen sons of (Asura) Simhikā and Vipracitti; however only 13 names are given; they had their own sons and grandsons forming groups in thousands (hundreds, Vāyu-purāṇa); vanquished by Bhārgava, son of Jamadagni;1 city of, in the northern slopes of Maryāda hill.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 18-22; Matsya-purāṇa 6. 25; 249. 51, 67; Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 17-22.
  • 2) Ib. 40. 11.
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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Saiṅhikeya (सैंहिकेय):—Son of Siṅhikā. His body was severed from the head or Rahu by Viṣṇu at the curning of the ocean, but was rendered immortal by having tasted the Amṛta. (see Ṛg-veda 1.166)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sainhikeya in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Saiṃhikeya (सैंहिकेय).—A metronymic of Rāhu, q. v.

Derivable forms: saiṃhikeyaḥ (सैंहिकेयः).

See also (synonyms): saiṃhika.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saiṃhikeya (सैंहिकेय).—m.

(-yaḥ) A metronymic of Rahu, the personified ascending node. E. siṃhikā the reputed mother of this being, ḍhan aff.

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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