Shamshapayana, Śāṃśapāyana: 3 definitions
Shamshapayana 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 Śāṃśapāyana can be transliterated into English as Samsapayana or Shamshapayana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
- 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 38; 49. 97; 56. 2; 57. 88.
- 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 64-6, 69.
- 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 13. 41-3; 15. 1; 19. 99; 28. 2; 30. 5.
- 4) Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 56; 65. 1; 89. 16; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 6. 17.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śāṃśapāyana (शांशपायन):—[from śāṃśapa] m. Name of an ancient teacher (also called su-śarman), [Purāṇa]
[Sanskrit to German]
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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The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 35 - The legend of Yājñavalkya’s receiving the Veda from the Sun-God < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Chapter 34 - Vyāsa and the Line of his Disciples < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Chapter 36 - The Lineage of Manu: Manvantaras < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
The Linga Purana (by J. L. Shastri)