Vrishadamsha, aka: Vrisha-damsha, Vrisha-dansha, Vrishadansha, Vṛṣadaṃśa; 4 Definition(s)


Vrishadamsha 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 Vṛṣadaṃśa can be transliterated into English as Vrsadamsa or Vrishadamsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Vṛṣadaṃśa (वृषदंश)—Sanskrit word for an animal corresponding to “cat”, mārjāra. This animal is from the group called Bileśaya (‘hole-dwellers’ or ‘those which have a burrow’). Bileśaya itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Jāṅghala (living in high ground and in a jungle).

Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Itihasa (narrative history)

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Vrisha means rat or mouse. Therefore, vrishadamsha is something that bites rats/mice, hence it means cat.

Source: Google Books: The Mahabharata, Volume 7
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Vṛṣadaṃśa (वृषदंश).—A mountain near the Mandara mountain. Arjuna once dreamt that he travelled to the world of Śiva with Śrī Kṛṣṇa. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 80, Stanza 33, that in this dream travel they visited this mountain Vṛṣadaṃśa also.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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

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Vṛṣadaṃśa (वृषदंश).—a cat; अन्तरिक्षे वराहस्य वृषदंशस्य चोभयोः (antarikṣe varāhasya vṛṣadaṃśasya cobhayoḥ) (praṇādam) Mb.6.2.25.

Derivable forms: vṛṣadaṃśaḥ (वृषदंशः).

Vṛṣadaṃśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vṛṣa and daṃśa (दंश). See also (synonyms): vṛṣadaṃśaka.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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