Simharatha, Siṃharatha, Siṃharathā, Simha-ratha: 7 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Siṃharatha (सिंहरथ).—The chariot of lion of Kārttikeya.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 41. 38.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
1) Siṃharatha (सिंहरथ) is the son of Mānasavegā and Vidhyādhara-king Vidyudratha from Alakā, according to chapter 5.4 [śāntinātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, as Megharatha related:—“In this Jambūdvīpa in Bharata in the northern row on Vaitāḍhya there is a fine city Alakā. A Vidhyādhara-king, Vidyudratha, and his agreeable wife, Mānasavegā, lived there. He had a son by her, the tree of whose arm was blooming with power, named Siṃharatha, because of a dream of a chariot with lions for steeds. He married a maiden, Vegavatī, belonging to an eminent family, suitable to himself, like the Moon marrying Rohiṇī. [...]”.
Regarding the previous life of Siṃharatha as Rājyagupta: “[..] The Ṛṣi Rājyagupta observed the severe penance, ācāmāmlavardhamāna at the order of his guru. At the end he fasted, after resorting to the fourfold refuge, died, and was born in Brahmaloka with a life-term of ten sāgaras. Falling from Brahmaloka he became the Vidyādhara-lord Siṃharatha, the son of King Vidyudratha. [...]”.
2) Siṃharatha (सिंहरथ) is the son of king Sodāsa (son of Siṃhikā and Naghuṣa), according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.4 [Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, “[...] The cook kidnaped young children daily in the city for that purpose. For there is no fear of committing crimes at the command of kings. Finding out that the king was engaged in such cruel acts, the ministers seized him and abandoned him in a forest like a serpent that has appeared in a house. Sodāsa’s son, Siṃharatha, was crowned king by them and Sodāsa wandered over the earth, eating flesh unchecked”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Siṃharathā (सिंहरथा).—Name of the goddess Pārvatī.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-thā) The goddess Durga. E. siṃha, ratha a vehicle, mounted on that animal.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Siṃharatha (सिंहरथ):—[=siṃha-ratha] [from siṃha] mf(ā)n. having a car dr° by l°, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a man, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]
3) Siṃharathā (सिंहरथा):—[=siṃha-rathā] [from siṃha-ratha > siṃha] f. Name of Durgā, [Harivaṃśa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Siṃharathā (सिंहरथा):—[siṃha-rathā] (thā) 1. f. Idem.
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 4: Early life of Kaṃsa < [Chapter II - Marriages of Vasudeva with maidens]
Part 5: Sodāsa (borne to king Naghuṣa and queen Siṃhikā) < [Chapter IV - The, birth, marriage, and retreat to the forest of Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa]
Part 6: Story of Siṃharatha < [Chapter IV - Tenth incarnation as Megharatha]