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Sindhava, aka: Sindhavā; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


Sindhava (सिन्धव).—The seas which issue from the urethra of Brahmā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 12. 26.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

See Sindhu.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).


sindhava : (adj.) belonging to Sindh; (m.), rock salt; a Sindh horse.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Sindhava, (Sk. saindhava) belonging to the Sindh, a Sindh horse J. I, 175; II, 96; III, 278; V, 259; DhA. IV, 4 (=Sin‹-› dhava-raṭṭhe jatā assā); (nt.) rock salt Vin. I, 202; Sindhavaraṭṭha the Sindh country ThA. 270; J. V, 260. (Page 710)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English DictionaryPali book cover
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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