Sharavega, Śaravega: 4 definitions


Sharavega 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 Śaravega can be transliterated into English as Saravega or Sharavega, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Sharavega in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

1) Śaravega (शरवेग) is name of the horse of Śṛṅgabhuja: the son of king Vīrabhuja and his wife Guṇavarā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 39. Accordingly, “... when he [Śṛṅgabhuja] heard this speech of hers [Rūpaśikhā], he set out delighted on the next day with her, who gave him the half of her kingdom, and filled a casket with priceless jewels, and brought that golden arrow; and they both mounted her splendid horse Śaravega, having deceived the attendants by representing that they were going for a pleasure excursion in the park, and journeyed towards Vardhamāna”.

2) Śaravega (शरवेग) is the name of a horse (aśva) in the army of king Vikramāditya from Ujjayinī, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 121. Accordingly, “... and the following speeches of the military officers, assigning elephants and horses, were heard in the neighbourhood of the city [Ujjayinī] when the kings started, and within the city itself when the sovereign started: ‘[...] and Bāhu and Subāhu [must take] the two horses Śaravega and Garuḍavega...’”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Śaravega, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sharavega in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śaravega (शरवेग):—[=śara-vega] [from śara] m. ‘swift as an ar°’, Name of a steed, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

[Sanskrit to German]

Sharavega in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sharavega in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śaravēga (ಶರವೇಗ):—

1) [noun] the speed of an arrow shot with greeat force.

2) [noun] a very high speed.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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