Spardhamana, Spardhamāna, Spardha-mana: 2 definitions

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Spardhamana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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»] — Spardhamana in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Spardhamāna (स्पर्धमान) refers to “vying (with each other)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.7 (“Commencement of the War”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Duels were fought by the gods and the Asuras crushing each other, on seeing which heroes were delighted and cowards were terrified. [...] Thus the gods and the Asuras, fought duels using their full strength with resolution. O sage, desiring to gain the upper hand and vying with each other (spardhamāna), the powerful gods and the Asuras were equally invincible in 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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Spardhamana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

spardhamāna (स्पर्धमान).—p pr S That emulates or rivals; that vies or copes with.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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