Svayashtha, aka: Svāyaṣṭhā; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Svāyaṣṭhā can be transliterated into English as Svayastha or Svayashtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Svayashtha in Purana glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Svāyaṣṭhā (स्वायष्ठा).—Of Śveta Parāśara clan.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 201. 36.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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