Shashabindu, aka: Śaśabindu; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śaśabindu can be transliterated into English as Sasabindu or Shashabindu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Śaśabindu (शशबिन्दु).—See under Śaravindu.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Śaśabindu (शशबिन्दु).—(citraratha)—a son of Citraratha; highly learned and a yogin; an emperor of glory; had ten thousand wives and thousands of sons of whom six were distinguished. Possessed fourteen excellent jewels. His daughter Bindumatī (Caitrarathī) had 100 famous sons with names beginning with Pṛthu;1 father-in-law of Māndhātā; heard of the significance of Śrāddha from Yama.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 31-33; 6. 38; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 70. 19-22; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 18-19; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 70; 95. 18-21.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 18. 1 and 15; 63. 70.

1b) The moon.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 82. 1.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śaśabindu (शशबिन्दु) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIII.116.66, XIII.115) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śaśabindu) 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Śaśabindu (शशबिन्दु).—m.

(-nduḥ) 1. Vishnu or Krishna. 2. A sovereign. 3. The moon. E. śaśa a hare, and bindu a spot.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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