Strighna, Strīghna, Stri-ghna: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Strīghna (स्त्रीघ्न).—One of the eleven rākṣasas facing the eleven rudras in the battle of the gods (devas) between the demons (asuras), according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 94. This battle was initiated by Mahiṣāsura in order to win over the hand of Vaiṣṇavī, the form of Trikalā having a red body representing the energy of Viṣṇu. Trikalā is the name of a Goddess born from the combined looks of Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara (Śiva).

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Strīghna (स्त्रीघ्न).—the murderer of a woman; Manusmṛti 9.232.

Derivable forms: strīghnaḥ (स्त्रीघ्नः).

Strīghna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms strī and ghna (घ्न).

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

Strīghna (स्त्रीघ्न).—m.

(-ghnaḥ) A woman’s murderer. E. strī, and ghna who kills.

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

Strīghna (स्त्रीघ्न).—[adjective] murdering a (his) wife.

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

Strīghna (स्त्रीघ्न):—[=strī-ghna] [from strī] mfn. = -ghātaka, [Manu-smṛti ix, 232.]

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

Strīghna (स्त्रीघ्न):—[strī-ghna] (ghnaḥ) 1. m. Murderer of a woman.

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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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