Saraga, Sarāga, Sārāga: 10 definitions


Saraga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sarāga (सराग) refers to “(the application of) red dye”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.21. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] When they [viz., Śiva’s Gaṇas (attendants)] went away and He was left alone with Satī, Śiva rejoiced much and sported with her. [...] Sometimes by the application of red dye (sarāga) Śiva made her naturally red feet completely red.”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1

Sarāga (सराग, “with attachment”) refers to one of the two types of right faith (samyagdarśana).—What is right belief with attachment (sarāga samyag-darśana)? Expression of praśama or śama (calmness / serenity / tranquility); saṃvega (absence of the fear of the miseries of transmigration); anukampā (compassion) and āstikya (belief in life here and after and the existence of soul) is the right belief with attachment.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sarāga : (adj.) lustful.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Sārāga, (=saṃrāga, fr. saṃ+raj) affection, infatuation Vin. II, 258; M. I, 17, 498; A. I, 264; S. III, 69 sq. , 93; Dhs. 1059, 1230; cp. saṃrāga.—Neg. Dhs. 32, 312, 315. (Page 706)

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Sarāga, (adj.) (sa3+rāga) connected with lust, passionate D. I, 79; II, 299; M. I, 59; Vism. 410. (Page 698)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

saragā (सरगा).—m The name of a saltwater-fish.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sarāga (सराग).—a.

1) Coloured, tinged, tinted; (akāri) सरागमस्या रसनागुणास्पदम् (sarāgamasyā rasanāguṇāspadam) Ku.5.1.

2) Dyed with red lac; निक्षिप्तवत्यश्चरणान् सरागान् (nikṣiptavatyaścaraṇān sarāgān) R.16.15.

3) Impassioned, full of love, enamoured; मुनेरपि मनोऽवश्यं सरागं कुरुतेऽङ्गना (munerapi mano'vaśyaṃ sarāgaṃ kurute'ṅganā) Subhāṣ.

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

Sarāga (सराग).—mfn.

(-gaḥ-gā-gaṃ) 1. Coloured, tinted. 2. Impassioned, passionate. E. sa with, rāga colour, &c.

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

Sarāga (सराग).—adj. 1. coloured. 2. impassioned.

Sarāga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sa and rāga (राग).

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

Sarāga (सराग).—[adjective] coloured, reddened; pleasant, charming; passionate, enamoured; [neuter] [adverb]

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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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