Shvetavahana, aka: Śvetavāhana, Shveta-vahana; 3 Definition(s)
Shvetavahana 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 Śvetavāhana can be transliterated into English as Svetavahana or Shvetavahana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1a) Śvetavāhana (श्वेतवाहन).—A son of Śūra.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 138; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 136.
1b) A son of Rājādhideva.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 44. 78.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) an epithet of Arjuna.
2) the moon.
3) a marine monster (makara).
Derivable forms: śvetavāhanaḥ (श्वेतवाहनः).
Śvetavāhana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śveta and vāhana (वाहन).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-naḥ) 1. The moon. 2. Arjuna. 3. Indra. 4. The Makara, a marine monster. E. śveta white, vāhana a vehicle.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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