āśvasūkti आश्वसूक्ति

Definition: Is mentioned in Pañcavimśa Brāhmana as an author of Sāmans (Soma chants) along with Gausūkti. Aśvina, or Aśvina, designates, in the Atharvaveda and two Brāhmanas, the length of journey made in a day by a horseman (aśvin). The exact distance is not defined. In the Atharva it appears to exceed five leagues, being mentioned immediately after a distance of three or five Yojanas; in the Aitareya Brāhmana the heavenly world is placed at a distance of a thousand Aśvinas

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