Shvetavahana, Śvetavāhana, Shveta-vahana: 6 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Śvetavāhana can be transliterated into English as Svetavahana or Shvetavahana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śvetavāhana (श्वेतवाहन).—m. 1. the moon. 2. Arjuna.
Śvetavāhana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śveta and vāhana (वाहन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śvetavāhana (श्वेतवाहन).—[adjective] guiding white horses; [masculine] [Epithet] of Arjuna etc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śvetavāhana (श्वेतवाहन):—[=śveta-vāhana] [from śveta > śvit] mfn. = [preceding]
2) [v.s. ...] m. the moon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] a marine monster (= makara), [Horace H. Wilson]
4) [v.s. ...] a form of Śiva, [Harivaṃśa]
5) [v.s. ...] Name of Arjuna, [Mahābhārata]
6) [v.s. ...] of Bhadrāśva, [Catalogue(s)]
7) [v.s. ...] of a son of Rājādhideva, [Harivaṃśa]
8) [v.s. ...] of a son of Śūra, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
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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