Skandapasmara, Skandāpasmāra: 3 definitions

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Skandapasmara 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)

[«previous next»] — Skandapasmara in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Skandāpasmāra (स्कन्दापस्मार).—A demon derived from the body of Subrahmaṇya. This would enter the womb of pregnant women and afflict the child in the womb. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 230, Verse 26).

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Skandapasmara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Skandāpasmāra (स्कन्दापस्मार):—[from skanda > skand] m. a demon causing a [particular] disease, [Mahābhārata; Suśruta]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Skandāpasmāra (स्कन्दापस्मार):—(skanda + a) m. ein best. Krankheitsdämon [Mahābhārata 3, 14479.] [Suśruta 2, 386, 12. 14. 387, 5. 394, 7.]

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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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