Shiradhvaja, Sira-dhvaja, Śīradhvaja, Sīradhvaja, Siradhvaja: 8 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Śīradhvaja can be transliterated into English as Siradhvaja or Shiradhvaja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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
(-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).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Sīradhvaja (सीरध्वज):—[=sīra-dhvaja] [from sīra] m. ‘plough-bannered’, Name of Janaka, [Bālarāmāyaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] of Balarāma, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] of a son of Hrasva-roman, [ib.]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Sīradhvaja (सीरध्वज):—adj. einen Pflug im Banner führend; m. Beiname Janaka's [UTTARAR. 76, 11 (98, 8. 9).] [MAHĀVĪRAC. 5, 9.] ein Sohn Hrasvaroman's [Viṣṇupurāṇa 4, 5, 12.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 9, 13, 18.]
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