Shashada, Śaśāda, Shasha-ada: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Śaśāda can be transliterated into English as Sasada or Shashada, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Śaśāda (शशाद, “rabbit-eater”).—Another name for Vikukṣi (son of Ikṣvāku). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.6.11)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Śaśāda (शशाद).—Son of Vikuksi, the King of Ayodhyā. Purañjaya was Śaśāda’s son. (Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa. Chapter 1).

2) Śaśāda (शशाद).—A son of Ikṣvāku. His real name was Vikukṣi. (For the detailed story as to how 'Vikukṣi' became 'Śaśāda' see under Vikukṣi).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śaśāda (शशाद).—See Vikukṣi.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 6. 11; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 21; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 24; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 2. 18.
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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaśāda (शशाद).—

1) a hawk, falcon.

2) Name of a son of Ikṣvāku, father of पुरंजय (puraṃjaya).

Derivable forms: śaśādaḥ (शशादः).

Śaśāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śaśa and ada (अद).

context information

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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