Saptasagaradana, Saptasāgaradāna: 2 definitions
Saptasagaradana 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
Saptasāgaradāna (सप्तसागरदान).—A gift; seven gold kuṇḍas (7 palas to 1,000) with salt, milk, ghee, jaggery, curd, sugar and water with the respective deities, Brahmā, Keśava, Maheśvara, Bhāskara, Niśādhipa, Lakṣmī and Pārvatī; the gift after Vāruṇa homa; the giver attains Śivalokam.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 274. 10: 287. 1-15.
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 dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Saptasāgaradāna (सप्तसागरदान):—[=sapta-sāgara-dāna] [from sapta-sāgara > sapta > saptan] n. ‘gift of the 7 oceans’, a [particular] valuable gift (represented by 7 vases with 7 different contents), [Catalogue(s)]
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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