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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: 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., sanātanī—satyaṃ śrutireṣā sanātanī]”.
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: 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.]
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Sanātani (ಸನಾತನಿ):—[noun] any person belonging to or following any of various paths or philosophies of ಸನಾತನಧರ್ಮ [sanatanadharma].
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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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 4.19.4 < [Chapter 19 - A Thousand Names of Srī Yamunā]
Verse 1.10.2 < [Chapter 10 - Description of the Birth of Lord Balarāma]
The Markandeya Purana (Study) (by Chandamita Bhattacharya)
Lord Hayagriva in Sanskrit Literature (by Anindita Adhikari)
Legend behind the origin of Hayagrīva Mādhava idol < [Chapter 6]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.3.104-106 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana (loving service)]
Verse 2.3.108-111 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana (loving service)]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)