Viryashulka, Vīryaśulka, Virya-shulka: 3 definitions


Viryashulka 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 Vīryaśulka can be transliterated into English as Viryasulka or Viryashulka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vīryaśulka (वीर्यशुल्क).—In ancient days the Kings wanted to give their daughters in marriage to the most valiant youths. The custom of showing their valour before the people, before getting the damsel became more prevalent, than giving money to get the girl. Thus marrying a girl by showing his valour is called Marriage by giving Vīryaśulka. (Śulka means Nuptial gift). (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 4).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vīryaśulka (वीर्यशुल्क).—Prize of Valour in svayaṃvara.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 10. 29.
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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

[«previous (V) next»] — Viryashulka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vīryaśulka (वीर्यशुल्क).—a. purchased by valour.

Vīryaśulka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vīrya and śulka (शुल्क).

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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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