Simhavat, Siṃhavān, Siṃhavat, Simhavan: 1 definition


Simhavat 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

Siṃhavat (सिंहवत्) refers to “one who resembles a lion (in battle)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.15 (“The birth of Jalandhara and his marriage”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “[...] Desirous of conquering the gods, [Jalandhara] exerted himself immediately. [...] After going to heaven he stationed himself in Nandana. In the midst of all his forces he roared like a lion (siṃhavat-rava). On seeing a vast army surrounding the city, the gods came out of Amarāvatī fully equipped with armour for the battle. [...]”.

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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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