Simhavikranta, Siṃhavikrānta, Simha-vikranta: 7 definitions


Simhavikranta 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.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume V: Apabhramsa metres (2)

Siṃhavikrānta (सिंहविक्रान्त) is the name of a metre similair to Bhramaradruta: an Apabhraṃśa metre classified as Dvipadi (metres with two lines in a stanza) discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Bhramaradruta has 35 mātrās in a line, made up of 2 ṣaṇmātras, 5 caturmātras, and l trimātra at the end, and is marked by the yati after the 10th and the 18th mātrās. When the yati of the Bhramaradmta is shifted to the 12th and the 20th, the 14th and the 22nd, and the 16th and the 24th, it is respectively called Surakrīḍita, Siṃhavikrānta (56), and Kuṃkumakesara. The last two varieties of the Bhramaradmta are not mentioned by Svayambhū.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Simhavikrānta (सिम्हविक्रान्त) (lit. “one who is a most suitable vehicle”) is a synonym (another name) for the Horse (Aśva), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Siṃhavikrānta (सिंहविक्रान्त).—a horse.

Derivable forms: siṃhavikrāntaḥ (सिंहविक्रान्तः).

Siṃhavikrānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms siṃha and vikrānta (विक्रान्त). See also (synonyms): siṃhavikrama.

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

Siṃhavikrānta (सिंहविक्रान्त).—m.

(-ntaḥ) A horse. E. siṃha a lion, and vikrānta valour.

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

1) Siṃhavikrānta (सिंहविक्रान्त):—[=siṃha-vikrānta] [from siṃha] mfn. valiant as a lion, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a horse, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] n. a l°’s gait, [Buddhist literature]

4) [v.s. ...] a kind of metre, [Colebrooke]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Siṃhavikrānta (सिंहविक्रान्त):—[siṃha-vikrānta] (ntaḥ) 1. m. A horse.

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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.

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