Sananda, aka: Sānanda; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1a) Sananda (सनन्द).—A mind-born son of Brahmā; his visit to Viṣṇuloka.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 12. 4; VII. 1. 35.

1b) A Brahmaṛṣi; water oblation to, after bath.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 102. 17.

2) Sānanda (सानन्द).—(Saunanda-Wilson)—the musala or club of Hari.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 22. 7.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sananda (सनन्द).—Name of one of the four sons of Brahman.

Derivable forms: sanandaḥ (सनन्दः).

See also (synonyms): sanandana.

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Sānanda (सानन्द).—a. Happy, delighted.

-ndam ind. Joyfully, delightfully; सानन्दं नन्दिहस्ताहतमुरज (sānandaṃ nandihastāhatamuraja) ...... Māl.1.1.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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