Shakradeva, Śakradeva: 4 definitions



Shakradeva 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.

The Sanskrit term Śakradeva can be transliterated into English as Sakradeva or Shakradeva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shakradeva in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śakradeva (शक्रदेव).—A prince of Kaliṅga, who fought on the Kaurava side in the great war and got killed by Bhīma. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 54, Verse 24).

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shakradeva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Śakradeva (शक्रदेव) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva]

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

1) Śakradeva (शक्रदेव):—[=śakra-deva] [from śakra > śak] m. Name of a king of the Kaliṅgas, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] of a son of Sṛgāla, [Harivaṃśa]

3) [v.s. ...] of a poet, [Catalogue(s)]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Śakradeva (शक्रदेव):—m. Nomen proprium eines Fürsten der Kaliṅga [Mahābhārata 6, 2253. fgg.] eines Sohnes des Śṛgāla [Harivaṃśa 5698.]

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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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