Shvahi, aka: Śvāhi, Svāhi, Svahi; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śvāhi can be transliterated into English as Svahi or Shvahi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Śvāhi (श्वाहि).—A son of Vṛjinivata, and father of Ruśaku.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 31.

2) Svāhi (स्वाहि).—A son of Vṛjinīvān and father of Ruśeku; the best of the performers of fire oblations.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 70. 16; Vāyu-purāṇa 95. 15.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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