Samvarttaka, Saṃvarttaka: 3 definitions
Samvarttaka 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Saṃvarttaka (संवर्त्तक).—Massive clouds like elephants and of different colours pouring down rain for 100 years during the period of dissolution.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 11. 1; VI. 3. 31.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) 1. Baladeva. 2. The plough of Baladeva. 3. Submarine fire. 4. The fire that is to destroy the world at the period of universal dissolution. 5. A cloud of a particular class. E. sam before vṛt to be or abide, aff. vun .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Saṃvarttaka (संवर्त्तक):—[saṃ-varttaka] (kaḥ) 1. m. Baladeva, or his plough; submarine fire.
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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