Samutsava: 6 definitions


Samutsava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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»] — Samutsava in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Samutsava (समुत्सव) refers to the “great festivities” during the marriage of Menā and Himavat, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.1.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On hearing these words of the gods, pondering over them and remembering the curse incurred by their daughters, the forefathers said ‘Amen’ to their proposals. They gave their daughter Menā to Himavat. In that auspicious marriage there were great festivities (i.e., samutsava)”.

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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 dictionary

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

Samutsava (समुत्सव).—A great festival.

Derivable forms: samutsavaḥ (समुत्सवः).

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

Samutsava (समुत्सव).—m.

(-vaḥ) Festivity. E. sam, and utsava festival.

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

Samutsava (समुत्सव):—[=sam-utsava] m. a great festival or festivity, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Samutsava (समुत्सव):—[samu-tsava] (vaḥ) 1. m. Festivity.

[Sanskrit to German]

Samutsava 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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