Simhavadrava, Siṃhavadrava, Simhavad-rava: 1 definition


Simhavadrava 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Siṃhavadrava (सिंहवद्रव) refers to “roaring like a lion”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.16 (“The battle of the gods”).—Accordingly, after Jalandhara commanded the Asuras: “[...] The strong ones hit and struck with different weapons. The heroic gods supported and invigorated by Hṛṣīkeśa roared like lions (siṃhavadrava) and discharged sharp arrows. Some fought with arrows of very sharp points; some with pestles and iron clubs and some with axes and spears. Thus the fight between the gods and the Asuras was terrific. It was very fierce frightening the sages and the Siddhas”.

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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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