Shalihotra, aka: Śālihotra, Shali-hotra; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śālihotra can be transliterated into English as Salihotra or Shalihotra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Śālihotra (शालिहोत्र).—A muni of ancient days. Vyāsa had once lived in his āśrama. There was a tree near the āśrama which had outlived time. A drink of the water in the pond here quenches hunger and thirst. The tree and the pond were created by the power of Śālihotra’s tapas. The Pāṇḍavas, during their life in exile in the forest, visited this place in the company of Hiḍimbī and quenched their hunger and thirst by drinking water from this pond. (Mahābhārata, Southern text, Chapter 154). Śālihotra was an adept in aśvasastra (science about horses). To bathe in the tīrtha called Śālisūrya created by the muni is to derive the same result as that of making a gift of a thousand cows. (Vana Parva, Chapter 71, Verse 27 and Chapter 83, Verse 107).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Śālihotra (शालिहोत्र).—A Śrutaṛṣi;1 composed six Samhitās.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 33. 8.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 42.

1b) A Vānara chief.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 237.

1c) A son of Śrīli in the 24th dvāpara.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 207.
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

Shalihotra in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Śālihotra (शालिहोत्र).—

1) Name of a writer on veterinary subjects.

2) a horse.

-tram Śālihotra's work on veterinary science.

Derivable forms: śālihotraḥ (शालिहोत्रः).

Śālihotra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śāli and hotra (होत्र).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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