Simhadvara, Siṃhadvāra, Simha-dvara: 7 definitions


Simhadvara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Siṃhadvāra (सिंहद्वार).—The lion-gate in front of Śivaloka.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 32. 11.
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

siṃhadvāra (सिंहद्वार).—n S The chief door or gate; the main entrance.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

siṃhadvāra (सिंहद्वार).—m The main entrance.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Siṃhadvāra (सिंहद्वार).—the main or principal gate (of a palace &c.).

Derivable forms: siṃhadvāram (सिंहद्वारम्).

Siṃhadvāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms siṃha and dvāra (द्वार).

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

Siṃhadvāra (सिंहद्वार).—n.

(-raṃ) A gate, an entrance, especially the chief gate of a mansion or palace. E. siṃha chief, and dvāra a door-way.

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

1) Siṃhadvāra (सिंहद्वार):—[=siṃha-dvāra] [from siṃha] n. idem, [ib.; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

2) [v.s. ...] a principal or chief gate, any gate or entrance, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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. 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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