Shastradhara, Śastradhara, Śastradhārā, Shastra-dhara: 7 definitions


Shastradhara 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 terms Śastradhara and Śastradhārā can be transliterated into English as Sastradhara or Shastradhara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shastradhara in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śāstradhārā (शास्त्रधारा) refers to the “sharp edges of weapons”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.34. Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] When Vīrabhadra set off thus, bad omens were seen by Dakṣa and the Devas. [...] They became unsteady and tremulous like lamps blown by wind. They felt miserable as if struck with the sharp edges of weapons [viz., śāstradhārā]”.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shastradhara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śastradhara (शस्त्रधर).—= शस्त्रभृत् (śastrabhṛt) q. v.

Derivable forms: śastradharaḥ (शस्त्रधरः).

Śastradhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śastra and dhara (धर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śastradhara (शस्त्रधर).—m.

(-raḥ) An armed man or soldier. E. śastra, and dhara who has.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śastradhara (शस्त्रधर).—[śastra-dhara], and śastrabhṛt 'astra-bhṛ + t, m. A warrior, Chr. 13, 5 (-bhṛt).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śastradhara (शस्त्रधर):—[=śastra-dhara] [from śastra > śas] mfn. bearing w°

2) [v.s. ...] m. a warrior, [Horace H. Wilson]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śastradhara (शस्त्रधर):—[śastra-dhara] (raḥ) 1. m. Armed man.

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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»] — Shastradhara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śastradhara (ಶಸ್ತ್ರಧರ):—

1) [noun] = ಶಸ್ತ್ರಪಾಣಿ [shastrapani].

2) [noun] a soldier.

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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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