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Ashva (a Sanskrit word for a horse) is one of the significant animals finding references in several Hindu scriptures. Sanskrit ( संस्कृतम् ; pronunciation: ) is an Indo-European classical language of India and a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Hindu scriptures Hindu scripture is overwhelmingly written in Sanskrit. ...

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Mythology

The legend states that the first horse emerged from the depth of the ocean during the churning of the oceans. It was a horse with white color and had two wings. It was known by the name of Uchchaihshravas. The legend continues that Indra, one of the gods of the Hindus, took away the the mythical horse to his celestial abode, the svarga (heaven). Subsequently, Indra severed the wings of the horse and presented the same to the mankind. The wings were severed to ensure that the horse remain on the earth (prithvi) and does not fly back to Indra’s suvarga. The Churning of the Ocean of Milk ia a Hindu story about a conflict between the Devas and their enemies the Asuras. ... Indra is also the name of a song by the Thievery Corporation. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hindu mythology is a term used by modern scholarship for a large body of Indian literature that details the lives and times of legendary personalities, deities and divine incarnations on earth interspersed with often large sections of philosophical and ethical discourse. ... In Hinduism, (Sanskrit: स्वर्ग) Svarga (or Swarga) is set of nether worlds located on Mt. ... Prithvi (pá¹›thivÄ«) is the Hindu earth-god. ...


History

The history of horse in India pre-dates the Vedic Civilization, and scholars believe that by that time horses had already been imported into the Indian subcontinent. There are repeated references to the horse the Rig Veda (1500 BC). The Vedic Civilization is the Indo-Aryan culture associated with the Vedas. ...


See also

The Ashvamedha, or the horse sacrifice is one of the most important royal rituals of Vedic religion (1st millennium BC, the last recorded performance dates to the 4th century AD), described in detail in the Yajurveda (books 22–25) and the pertaining commentaries. ...

Reference

  • Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend (ISBN 0500510881) by Anna Dallapiccola


Hinduism | Hindu mythology | Itihasa
Male Deities: Shiva | Brahma | Vishnu | Rama | Krishna | Ganesha | Kartikeya | Hanuman | Lakshman | Indra | Surya | more...
Female Deities: Gayatri | Saraswati | Lakshmi | Parvati | Durga | Shakti | Kali | Sita | Vaishno Devi | Radha | more...
Texts: Vedas | Upanishads | Puranas | Ramayana | Mahabharata
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