Samsaraduhkha, Saṃsāraduḥkha: 3 definitions


Samsaraduhkha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Saṃsāraduḥkha (संसारदुःख) refers to the “worldly miseries”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.23. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] One day after delighting the lord with her devotion and obeisance Satī, the daughter of Dakṣa, spoke thus to Śiva: ‘[...] O lord of gods, I wish to know the great pleasing principle whereby O, Śiva, all living beings surmount worldly miseries (saṃsāraduḥkha) in a trice’”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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

saṃsāraduḥkha (संसारदुःख).—n (S) The pains and cares, toil and turmoil, of worldly affairs: also the afflictions, anxieties, and troubles of secular (i. e. of the connubial and housekeeping) life.

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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»] — Samsaraduhkha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saṃsāraduḥkha (संसारदुःख):—[=saṃ-sāra-duḥkha] [from saṃ-sāra > saṃ-sṛ] n. the pain or sorrows of the w°, [ib.]

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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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