Sanmarga, Sanmārga, Sat-marga: 12 definitions


Sanmarga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Sanmarg.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sanmarga in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sanmārga (सन्मार्ग) refers to the “path of the good”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.7.—Accordingly, after the Goddess (Umā/Śivā) incarnated as Pārvatī by becoming the daughter of Menā:—“[...] Just as a lamp in the house is praised by leaping flames of brilliance, just as the path of the good [i.e., sanmārga] by the Gaṅgā, so also the lord of mountains was respected on account of Pārvatī. During her childhood, the goddess played frequently on the sandy banks of the Gaṅgā in the middle of her playmates with balls and dolls. [...]”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sanmarga in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Sanmārga (सन्मार्ग) refers to the “true path”, according to the Gorakṣasiddhāntasaṅgraha, a text dealing with Yoga quoting from approximately seventy-two sources including the Amanaska Yoga treatise.—Accordingly, [while describing the true Guru]: “[...] In the Amanaska, [it is said]: ‘Indeed, the guru who has transcended Kaula practices is unique and rare’. Thus, caste and religious observances which are taught, do not exist. The [guru is one who] abandons all obligations in the practice of caste and religious observances. Moreover, the Avadhūta alone is [one who] acts according to his view of the true path (sanmārga-darśana-śīla). He alone is the guru [who] ought to be adopted by those desirous of liberation”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sanmārga (सन्मार्ग).—m (S) The or a right way or road; the or a proper course.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

sanmārga (सन्मार्ग).—m The right way; the proper course.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sanmārga (सन्मार्ग).—m.

(-rgaḥ) Good or virtuous conduct. E. sat, and mārga a way.

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

Sanmārga (सन्मार्ग).—[masculine] the right path ([figuratively]).

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

Sanmārga (सन्मार्ग):—[=san-mārga] [from san > sat] m. the right path ([figuratively]), [Mālavikāgnimitra; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

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

Sanmārga (सन्मार्ग):—[sa-nmārga] (rgaḥ) 1. m. Good way or conduct.

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Sanmarga 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sanmarga in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sanmārga (सन्मार्ग) [Also spelled sanmarg]:—(nm) path of virtue, moral/good course.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sanmārga (ಸನ್ಮಾರ್ಗ):—

1) [noun] a good path, way or road.

2) [noun] a good, honourable, course of action.

3) [noun] the sky, as the path of stars.

4) [noun] knowledge as the path of salvation from the worldly life and spiritual ignorance.

5) [noun] (rhet.) the literary style that is balanced, formal, objective, restrained; classic style.

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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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sanmarga in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Sanmārga (सन्मार्ग):—n. right path; path of virtue; proper guidance; good advice;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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