Varshashata, Varṣaśata, Varsha-shata: 5 definitions
Varshashata 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 Varṣaśata can be transliterated into English as Varsasata or Varshashata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Varṣaśata (वर्षशत) (Cf. Śatavarṣa) refers to a “hundred years”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.18 (“Description of the perturbation caused by Kāma”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “[...] In the mean time Pārvatī came there along with her two maids and brought various kinds of flowers for Śiva’s worship. Certainly Pārvatī had a greater beauty than the most exquisite lady described by people on the earth. When she wore pretty flowers of the season how could her beauty be described even in a hundred years [i.e., varṣaśata]? No sooner did she enter within the proximity of Śiva than He came out of his meditation for a short while. [...]”.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Varṣaśata (वर्षशत).—a century, one hundred years.
Derivable forms: varṣaśatam (वर्षशतम्).
Varṣaśata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms varṣa and śata (शत).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-taṃ) A century. E. varṣa and śata a hundred.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Varṣaśata (वर्षशत):—[=varṣa-śata] [from varṣa] n. a century, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Manu-smṛti] etc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Varṣaśata (वर्षशत):—[varṣa-śata] (taṃ) 1. n. A century.
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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