Sarvamedha, Sarva-medha: 6 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Sarvamedha (सर्वमेध).—A god of Sumedhasa group.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 60.
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.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Sarva-medha.—(EI 4), name of a sacrifice. Note: sarva-medha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sarvamedha (सर्वमेध).—a universal sacrifice; राजसूयाश्वमेधौ च सर्वमेधं च भारत (rājasūyāśvamedhau ca sarvamedhaṃ ca bhārata) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 14.3.8.
Derivable forms: sarvamedhaḥ (सर्वमेधः).
Sarvamedha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and medha (मेध).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sarvamedha (सर्वमेध).—[masculine] all-sacrifice ([ritual or religion]).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Sarvamedha (सर्वमेध):—[=sarva-medha] [from sarva] m. a universal sacrifice (a 10 days' Soma s°), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; ???] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] every sacrifice, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] Name of an Upaniṣad.
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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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Satapatha-brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa XIII, adhyāya 7, brāhmaṇa 1 < [Thirteenth Kāṇḍa]
Kanda XIII, adhyaya 8, brahmana 1 < [Thirteenth Kanda]
Introduction to volume 5 (kāṇḍa 11-14) < [Introductions]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Apastamba Dharma-sutra (by Āpastamba)
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 27 - An Account of Ila’s Family < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
Chapter 32 - An Account of Riceyu’s Family < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)