Varshasahasra, Varṣasahasra, Varsha-sahasra: 6 definitions


Varshasahasra 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 Varṣasahasra can be transliterated into English as Varsasahasra or Varshasahasra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Varshasahasra in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Varṣasahasra (वर्षसहस्र) refers to a “thousand divine years”, according to the the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā. Accordingly, “I praise the First Seat (Ādyapīṭha), to which all people bow, which is the fifth (sacred seat). [...] Tūṣṇī is there in (that) descent as supreme stability in the tranquil Tisrapīṭha. For a thousand divine years [i.e., varṣasahasra] the sages with (the attendant) host have bowed (to him) and he has been served by the congregations of Siddhas, having bowed to that Kulīśa, Śiva, the supreme teacher in the fifth descent of the Command with many kinds of sentiment, hymns, salutations, and prostrations”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Varshasahasra in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Varṣasahasra (वर्षसहस्र) refers to a “thousand years”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.1 (“The dalliance of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Lord Viṣṇu said to Brahmā: “[...] If the enjoyment is desired by Śiva who can check it? When another thousand years (varṣasahasra) are completed He will desist from it, out of his own will. If any one separates the copulated pair by a tricky expedient, he will have the pangs of separation from his wife and sons in every birth. [...]”.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Varshasahasra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Varṣasahasra (वर्षसहस्र).—a thousand years.

Derivable forms: varṣasahasram (वर्षसहस्रम्).

Varṣasahasra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms varṣa and sahasra (सहस्र).

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

Varṣasahasra (वर्षसहस्र).—n.

(-sraṃ) A thousand years. E. varṣa, sahasra a thousand.

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

Varṣasahasra (वर्षसहस्र):—[=varṣa-sahasra] [from varṣa] n. 1000 years, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Varṣasahasra (वर्षसहस्र):—[varṣa-sahasra] (sraṃ) 1. n. 1000 years.

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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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