Shiradhvaja, Śīradhvaja, Sīradhvaja, Siradhvaja, Sira-dhvaja: 7 definitions

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Shiradhvaja 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 Śīradhvaja can be transliterated into English as Siradhvaja or Shiradhvaja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Śīradhvaja (शीरध्वज):—Son of Hrasvaromā (son of Svarṇaromā). He was allso called Janaka. He had a son named Kuśadhvaja. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.13.18-19)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sīradhvaja (सीरध्वज).—Janaka the father of Sītā. (For further details see under Janaka).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Sīradhvaja (सीरध्वज).—A son of Hrasvaroman; when he was ploughing the earth for an yajña, he discovered Sītā, and hence her name. Father of Kuśadhvaja; (his brother, Kuśadhvaja and son Bhānumat, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhā IX. 13. 18-19; Vāyu-purāṇa 89. 15-17; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 5. 27-30.
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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-English dictionary

[«previous (S) next»] — Shiradhvaja in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sīradhvaja (सीरध्वज).—an epithet of Janaka.

Derivable forms: sīradhvajaḥ (सीरध्वजः).

Sīradhvaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sīra and dhvaja (ध्वज).

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

Sīradhvaja (सीरध्वज).—m.

(-jaḥ) An epithet of Janaka.

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

Sīradhvaja (सीरध्वज).—m. Janaka, [Mahāvīracharita, (ed. Trithen.)] 5, 9.

Sīradhvaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sīra and dhvaja (ध्वज).

context information

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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