Samarpana, Samarpaṇa: 13 definitions


Samarpana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Samarpan.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Samarpana in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Samarpaṇa (समर्पण) refers to “offerings”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.5.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada the birth of Menā’s daughter:—“[...] She made clay idol of the Goddess and worshipped her by offering various things [i.e., nānāvastu-samarpaṇa] on the banks of the Gaṅgā in Auṣadhiprastha. On some days she observed a complete fast. On some days she observed sacred rites. Some days wind alone constituted her food and some days she drank only water. With her mind fixed on Śivā, Menā passed twenty seven years with pleasure and brilliant lustre. [...]”.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (vaishnavism)

Samarpaṇa (समर्पण) refers to the “laying down (of one’s burden)”, according to Vedānta Deśika’s Rahasyatrayasāra.—Accordingly, “Among these [two categories], the ācāryaniṣṭhaṉ is himself included within the Ācārya’s laying down of his burden (bhara-samarpaṇa) with regard to him and his own …. For this ācāryaniṣṭhaṉ, according to the axiom of “how much more, then” (kaumutika nyāya), there can be no doubt as to the attainment of the fruit. Mutaliyāṇṭāṉ [Rāmānuja’s nephew] taught the verse: like those creatures on the body of a lion that leaps from one mountain to another, when Bhāṣyakāra [Rāmānuja] jointly leaps [does prapatti], then, due to our bodily relationship with him [i.e. being related to him due to kinship ties], we too have been elevated [we get the same salvific benefits as he does]”.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samarpana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

samarpaṇa (समर्पण).—n (S) Offering, presenting, devoting or making over.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

samarpaṇa (समर्पण).—n Offering, presenting, making over.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samarpana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samarpaṇa (समर्पण).—Giving or handing over to, delivering, consigning.

Derivable forms: samarpaṇam (समर्पणम्).

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

Samarpaṇa (समर्पण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) Delivering, consigning, presenting. E. sam, arpaṇa delivering.

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

Samarpaṇa (समर्पण).—i. e. sam-ṛ, [Causal.], + ana, n. Delivering, consigning, handing over, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 4, 109; [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 299.

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

Samarpaṇa (समर्पण).—[neuter] putting, placing, handing over, imparting, committing, entrusting.

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

1) Samarpaṇa (समर्पण):—[=sam-arpaṇa] [from sam-ṛ] n. the act of placing or throwing upon, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] delivering or handing completely over, consigning, presenting, imparting, bestowing (cf. ātma-s), [Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] making known, communicating, [Śaṃkarācārya; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

4) [v.s. ...] (in [dramatic language]) angry invective between personages in a play (one of the 7 scenes which constitute a Bhāṇikā q.v.), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Samarpaṇa (समर्पण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Samappaṇa, Samappaṇayā.

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Samarpana in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samarpana in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Samarpaṇa (समर्पण) [Also spelled samarpan]:—(nm) dedication; surrender; ~[rpaṇakarttā] one who dedicates/surrenders; ~[pita] dedicated; surrendered.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samarpana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Samarpaṇa (ಸಮರ್ಪಣ):—

1) [noun] = ಸಮರ್ಪಣೆ - [samarpane -]1.

2) [noun] (rhet.) exchange of angry, strong verbal abuses between personages in a play; invectives.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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