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Shavasta, aka: Śāvasta; 1 Definition(s)


Shavasta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Śāvasta can be transliterated into English as Savasta or Shavasta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


Śāvasta (शावस्त).—A son of Candra Yuvanāśva—built Sāvasti city; father of Bṛhadaśva.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 2. 37-8.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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1a) Bṛhadaśva (बृहदश्व).—The son of Śāva (Śāvasta, Viṣṇu-purāṇa Śrā(Kuvalāśva, Brahmāṇḍa-...
Cāndrayuvanāśva (चान्द्रयुवनाश्व).—The son of Viṣṭrāśva and father of Śāvasta.** Viṣṇu-pu...
Śāvastī (शावस्ती).—City founded by king Śāva (Śāvasta) son of Cāndra-Yuvanāśva.** Bhāgava...

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