Shuklacchaya, Śuklacchāyā: 1 definition



Shuklacchaya 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 Śuklacchāyā can be transliterated into English as Suklacchaya or Shuklacchaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shuklachchhaya.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shuklacchaya in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śuklacchāyā (शुक्लच्छाया).—On account of the distance of the rising sun the reflection of agni and waters is white, and of earth dark and red when there is no ray; and hot owing to this reddishness.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 50. 110.
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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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