Savyasaci, Savyasāci: 7 definitions



Savyasaci means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Savyasachi.

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (śilpa)

Savyasāci (सव्यसाचि) refers to a tile of Arjuna, and is found as a sculpture on the eighth pillar of the southern half of the maṇḍapa of the temple of Trailokyeśvara.—As Arjuna has the title of Savyasāci, “he who wields weapons with both hands”, he is shown with weapons in both of his hands. But the absence of tiara makes us to think how far our identification is valid. The battle between Arjuna and Indra’s adversaries is depicted in the upper panel.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Savyasācī (सव्यसाची).—Another name of Arjuna. (Virāṭa Parva, Chapter 44, Verse 19).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Savyasāci (सव्यसाचि).—Arjuna, in the disguise of a hunter killed Mūka and three crores of Maṇivartana country;1 slew the Dānavas known as Paulomas and Kālakeyas.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 5. 36; 6. 28; Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 73.
  • 2) Ib. 68. 27.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Savyasācī (सव्यसाची) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.52.10, VIII.4.39, VIII.4.45) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Savyasācī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

One of the ten names assigned to Arjuna, the Hindu hero of the Mahabharata. Meaning of the name: "Skillful in using both arms, ambidextrous"

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Savyasachi (सव्‍यसाचि): Ambidexter, one who can use both hands with equal facility and effect. A name of Arjuna who could use his bow with the same skill with either hands.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Savyasaci in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

savyasācī (सव्यसाची).—m (S) A name of Arjun from his being able to draw his bow as well with his left as with his right hand. Hence Applied to any person who can use both hands alike; an ambidexter.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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