Sirayudha, Sīrāyudha, Sira-ayudha: 2 definitions

Introduction

Sirayudha 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Sīrāyudha (सीरायुध).—(Baladeva); had the ploughshare as his weapon.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 1. 94 and 96.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (S) next»] — Sirayudha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sīrāyudha (सीरायुध).—See सीरपाणिः (sīrapāṇiḥ); सीरायुधसमश्रियः (sīrāyudhasamaśriyaḥ) Śiva B.24.31.

Derivable forms: sīrāyudhaḥ (सीरायुधः).

Sīrāyudha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sīra and āyudha (आयुध).

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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. 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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