Shavasti, Śāvastī: 1 definition
Shavasti 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 term Śāvastī can be transliterated into English as Savasti or Shavasti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Śāvastī (शावस्ती).—City founded by king Śāva (Śāvasta) son of Cāndra-Yuvanāśva.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 6. 21; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 2. 37.
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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