Sauptikaparvan, Sauptika-parvan: 2 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sauptikaparvan (सौप्तिकपर्वन्).—n. Name of the tenth parvan or book of the Mahābhārata which relates how Aśvatthāman, Kṛtavarman and Kṛpathe only surviving Kuru warriors-attacked by night the Pāṇḍava-camp and slaughtered thousands of warriors while asleep.

Sauptikaparvan is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sauptika and parvan (पर्वन्).

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

Sauptikaparvan (सौप्तिकपर्वन्):—[=sauptika-parvan] [from sauptika] n. Name of the 10th book of the Mahā-bhārata (describing how the three surviving Kuru warriors, Aśvatthāman, Kṛta-varman, and Kṛpa, after the destruction of their army, attacked the camp of the Pāṇḍavas by night and murdered them while asleep; the whole Pāṇḍava army was thus destroyed, except the five Pāṇḍu princes themselves, who, with Kṛṣṇa and Sātyaki, were stationed at some distance from the camp).

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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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