Uragashana, Uragāśana, Uraga-ashana: 3 definitions


Uragashana 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.

The Sanskrit term Uragāśana can be transliterated into English as Uragasana or Uragashana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uragāśana (उरगाशन).—

1) Name of Garuḍa (enemy of snakes); Śi.5.13.

2) peacock.

Derivable forms: uragāśanaḥ (उरगाशनः).

Uragāśana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms uraga and aśana (अशन). See also (synonyms): uragāri, uragaśatru.

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

Uragāśana (उरगाशन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. A name of Garuda the bird of Vishnu. 2. The gigantic crane. E. uraga and aśana food; whose food is of serpents.

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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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