Shikhivahana, Śikhivāhana, Shikhin-vahana: 8 definitions
Shikhivahana 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 Śikhivāhana can be transliterated into English as Sikhivahana or Shikhivahana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Wisdom Library: Elements of Hindu Iconograpy
Śikhivāhana (one of the aspects of Subrahmaṇya, according to the Kumāra-tantra) is to be of the colour of coral and to have a single face and four arms. In one of the hands there should be held the śakti and in the other the vajra, while the remaining ones should be held in the abhaya and the varada poses respectively. He is said to be the destroyer of the enemies of the gods.
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Śikhivāhana (शिखिवाहन).—Skanda with the peacock as his vehicle.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 54. 24; 101. 281.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Śikhivāhana (शिखिवाहन).—an epithet of Kārtikeya.
Derivable forms: śikhivāhanaḥ (शिखिवाहनः).
Śikhivāhana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śikhin and vāhana (वाहन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naḥ) Kartikeya. E. śikhi a peacock, and vāhana a vehicle, the deity being mounted on this bird.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śikhivāhana (शिखिवाहन).—[-n], m. Kārttikeya, the god of war.
Śikhivāhana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śikhi and vāhana (वाहन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śikhivāhana (शिखिवाहन):—[=śikhi-vāhana] [from śikhi > śikhā] m. ‘having a peacock for his vehicle’, Name of Kārttikeya, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śikhivāhana (शिखिवाहन):—[śikhi-vāhana] (naḥ) 1. m. Kārtikeya.
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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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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
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