Shaivya, aka: Śaivyā, Saivyā, Saivya, Śaivya; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Śaivyā and Śaivya can be transliterated into English as Saivya or Shaivya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Shaivya in Purana glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

1) Śaivyā (शैव्या).—A devī and wife of Kṛṣṇa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 234.

2a) Saivyā (सैव्या).—Wife of Jyāmagha.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 95. 32.

2b) One of the wives of Vasudeva.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 182.
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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaivya (शैव्य).—

1) Name of one of the four horses of Kṛṣṇa.

2) Name of a king and warrior in the Pāṇḍava army.

3) A horse (in general).

Derivable forms: śaivyaḥ (शैव्यः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaivya (शैव्य).—mfn.

(-vyaḥ-vyī-vyaṃ) Relating to Siva, &c. m.

(-vyaḥ) 1. One of the four horses of Krishna'S car. 2. A horse in general. 3. A king and champion in the Pandava's army. E. śiva, and yañ 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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