Vahyaka, Vāhyakā: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vāhyakā (वाह्यका).—The two daughters of King Sṛñjaya. They were married by Bhajamāna, a Yādava king. Three sons named Nimi, Kṛmila and Vṛṣṇi were born to them. (Matsya Purāṇa, 44: 49-50).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vāhyakā (वाह्यका).—The two daughters of Sṛñjaya who married Bhajamāna, son of Śātvata; had sons, Nimi, Kṛmila and Vṛṣṇi;1 Ekārṣeyas.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 44. 49-50.
  • 2) Ib. 200. 3.
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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-English dictionary

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

Vahyaka (वह्यक).—[masculine] beast for draught.

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

1) Vahyaka (वह्यक):—[from vah] mfn. = vahya

2) [v.s. ...] m. a draught animal, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

3) Vahyakā (वह्यका):—[from vahyaka > vah] f. Name of a woman [gana] tikādi.

4) Vāhyaka (वाह्यक):—[from vāh] n. a chariot, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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