Shashadhara, aka: Śaśadhara, Shasha-dhara; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śaśadhara can be transliterated into English as Sasadhara or Shashadhara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

śaśadhara (शशधर).—m S śaśāṅka m S śaśī m (S) (That has a hare, either as an emblem on his banners, or, fancifully, on his face:--the spots on the moon's disk being fancied to bear the figure of a hare.) Poetical names for the moon. The last word is common.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śaśadhara (शशधर).—m The moon.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaśadhara (शशधर).—

1) the moon; उत्पातधूमलेखाक्रान्तेव कला शशधरस्य (utpātadhūmalekhākrānteva kalā śaśadharasya) Māl.9.49; प्रसरति शशधर- बिम्बे (prasarati śaśadhara- bimbe) Gīt.7.

2) camphor. °मौलिः (mauliḥ) an epithet of Śiva.

Derivable forms: śaśadharaḥ (शशधरः).

Śaśadhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śaśa and dhara (धर).

(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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