Shvashva, Śvāśva, Shvan-ashva, Svashva, Svaśva: 7 definitions

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Shvashva 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 terms Śvāśva and Svaśva can be transliterated into English as Svasva or Shvashva or Svashva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Svaśva (स्वश्व).—A king praised in the Ṛgveda. With a view to obtain a son, he worshipped the Sun and the Sun himself took birth as his son. The son grew up and became king. Once there arose a fight between this king and hermit Etaśa, in which fight Indra saved the hermit. (Ṛgveda, Maṇḍala 1, Anuvāka 11, Sūkta 61).

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śvāśva (श्वाश्व).—an epithet of Bhairava.

Derivable forms: śvāśvaḥ (श्वाश्वः).

Śvāśva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śvan and aśva (अश्व).

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

Śvāśva (श्वाश्व).—m.

(-śvaḥ) Bhairava, or Siva, in a terrific form. E. śva a dog, and aśva a horse; being usually represented mounted on a dog.

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

Svaśva (स्वश्व).—[adjective] having good horses.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śvāśva (श्वाश्व):—[from śva > śvan] m. ‘having a dog for a horse’, Name of Bhairava (or Śiva mounted on a dog), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Svaśva (स्वश्व):—[=sv-aśva] mf(ā)n. having excellent horses, well mounted, well yoked, [Ṛg-veda]

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

Śvāśva (श्वाश्व):—(śvaḥ) 1. m. Bhairava or Shiva in a terrific form.

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Shvashva in German

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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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