Sadanira, Sadānīrā, Sada-nira: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sadānīrā (सदानीरा).—A river in India very famous in the Purāṇas. Mention is made of this river in Mahābhārata, Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Stanza 204. Some scholars are of opinion that this river is the same as the Karatoyā of Modern India.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Sadānīrā (सदानीरा) refers to the name of a River mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.23). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sadānīrā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sadānīrā (सदानीरा).—

1) Name of the Karatoyā river.

2) a river always bearing water, a running stream.

Sadānīrā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sadā and nīrā (नीरा). See also (synonyms): sadātoyā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sadānīrā (सदानीरा).—f.

(-rāṃ) The Karatoya, a small river in the north of Bengal. E. sadā always, nīra water.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sadānīrā (सदानीरा).—[feminine] [Name] of a river.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sadānīrā (सदानीरा):—[=sadā-nīrā] [from sadā > sadam] f. Name of a river (= kara-toyā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata; Purāṇa]

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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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