Sanatani, Sanātanī: 3 definitions


Sanatani 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»] — Sanatani in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sanātanī (सनातनी) refers to the “eternal statement (of the Vedas)” [?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.21 (“Nārada instructs Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Pārvatī said to Nārada: “O sage, O omniscient one, you help all the worlds, please tell me a formula for the propitiation of lord Siva. No sacred rite will ever fructify without a good preceptor. Truly this eternal statement of the Vedas was heard by me before [i.e., sanātanīsatyaṃ śrutireṣā sanātanī]”.

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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

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

1) Sanātanī (सनातनी):—[from sanātana > sana] f. Name of Durgā, [Catalogue(s)]

2) [v.s. ...] of Lakṣmī or Sarasvatī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sanātani (ಸನಾತನಿ):—[noun] any person belonging to or following any of various paths or philosophies of ಸನಾತನಧರ್ಮ [sanatanadharma].

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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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