Sarpasya, Sarpāsya: 2 definitions
Sarpasya 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Sarpāsya (सर्पास्य).—A Rākṣasa. He was the commander-in-chief of the army of Khara and Dūṣaṇa, who had clashed with Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa at Pañcavaṭī. Khara and Dūṣaṇa had twelve reputed army-chiefs, including Sarpāsya. (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Canto 27).
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 dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Sarpāsya (सर्पास्य):—[from sarpa] m. ‘sn°-faced’, Name of a Rākṣasa, [Rāmāyaṇa]
2) Sarpāsyā (सर्पास्या):—[from sarpāsya > sarpa] f. Name of a Yoginī, [Kāśī khaṇḍa, from the skanda-purāṇa]
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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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)