Sanskrit

Why Lord Indra is called as Shatakratu ( शतक्रतु ) ?

As mentioned in Mahabharata Shantiparva Chapter 33 verse 39    मरुद्भिः सह जित्वारीन् भगवान् पाकशासनः ।  एकैकं क्रतुमाहृत्य शतकृत्वः शतक्रतुः  ।।   Lord Paksaasan Indra after defeating his enemies along...

What is the origin or source of सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः...

सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः , सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः । सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु,  मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत् । ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥ Meaning: May all be Happy, May all be free from Illness. May all see what is Auspicious, May no one become part of suffering. Om Peace, Peace, Peace. अर्थ - "सभी सुखी होवें, सभी...

What is the meaning of word called “गोविन्द”

Word गो: has many meanings like वाणी / वेदः, धरा, धेनुः, इन्द्रियं ( speech, earth, cow, senses )   गोविन्दम् = गां विन्दति इति गोविन्द:, ...

How this word called “स्नातक” was formed ?

ब्रह्मचर्य्यं त्यक्त्वा यो गृहाश्रमं गतः स स्नातकः   Those who left brahmacharya( studies ) and they have progressed to married life are called स्नातक ( graduate...

Wrong pronunciation of “हृषिकेश” formed ऋषिकेश

This word "ऋषिकेश"  was formed due to wrong pronunciation of original word "हृषिकेश"   हृषिकेश (Hrishikesh) means the Lord of senses, Vishnu   हृषीकाणाम् (इन्द्रियाणाम्) ईश: हृषीकेशः ( षष्ठी...

How this word ‘अतिथि’ is derived?

एकरात्रं तु निवसन्नतिथिर्ब्राह्मणः स्मृतः । अनित्यं हि स्थितो यस्मात् तस्मादतिथिरुच्यते ॥   A Brāhmaṇa staying for a single night and whose date of coming is not fixed,...

Usage of “मा” indeclinable(अव्यय ) with लुङ् लकार

Sutra - माङि लुङ्  meaning - माङ्-अव्ययस्य उपस्थितौ धातोः लुङ्लकारः भवति (In presence of the अव्यय माङ्, लुङ्लकारः is used.)       लुङ् लकार - which is used...

How these words हस्तिनापुर, गजसाह्वय, नागसाह्वय, नागपुरं  was formed ?

Hastinapur ( हस्तिनपुरम् ) - name of a city founded by king Hastin, said to be situated some fifty miles north-east of the modern...

How to this word called उदाजहार was formed ?

उदाहृ - To relate, narrate, declare, announce, To say, speak, utter;  उद + हृ (लिट्लकारः , परस्मैपदम् )    Occurrences of the word -  Purusha Suktam - धा॒ता पु॒रस्ता॒त्...

How these words गरिष्ठ: , श्रेष्ठ: , ज्येष्ठ: , कनिष्ठ: were...

अजादी गुणवचनादेव - 5.3.58   "अतिशय" (when comparing qualities) अस्मिन् सन्दर्भे विहितौ "इष्ठन्" तथा "ईयसुन्" एतौ अजादिप्रत्ययौ केवलम् गुणवाचिभ्यः शब्देभ्यः एव विधीयन्ते । एतयोः द्वौ प्रत्ययौ (...