Shalankayana, aka: Śālaṅkāyana, Sālaṅkāyana, Salankayana; 4 Definition(s)


Shalankayana 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 Śālaṅkāyana can be transliterated into English as Salankayana or Shalankayana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Śālaṅkāyana (शालङ्कायन) is the Sanskrit name of one of Bharata’s sons, mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.26-33. After Brahmā created the Nāṭyaveda (nāṭyaśāstra), he ordered Bharata to teach the science to his (one hundred) sons. Bharata thus learned the Nāṭyaveda from Brahmā, and then made his sons study and learn its proper application. After their study, Bharata assigned his sons (eg., Śālaṅkāyana) various roles suitable to them.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Sālaṅkāyana (सालङ्कायन).—A son of Viśvāmitra. He was an expounder of the Vedas. Mention is made in Mahābhārata, Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 4, about this Sālaṅkāyana.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Śālaṅkāyana (शालङ्कायन).—A Kauśika Brahmiṣṭha.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 145. 113; Vāyu-purāṇa 97. 3.

1b) Of Kauśika gotra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 66. 72.

2a) Sālaṅkāyana (सालङ्कायन).—A Devata.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 72. 3.

2b) Of Kauśika gotra.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 100.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śālaṅkāyana (शालङ्कायन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIII.4.51, XIII.4) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śālaṅkāyana) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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