Saran, Sharan: 4 definitions


Saran means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Saran (सारण): The spy of Ravana, Mentioned in Ramayana Yuddha Kanda/Sarga 26, who tells Ravana about strength of the army of vanaras.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Śaran (शरन्):—[from śarad] in [compound] for śarad.

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sharan in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) shelter, refuge; recourse; protection; ~[data] one who affords a protection; ~[prada] sheltering; -[sthana] a sanctuary, refuge, an asylum, a haven; —[dena] to afford refuge, to grant shelter, to harbour..—sharan (शरण) is alternatively transliterated as Śaraṇa.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śaraṇ (ಶರಣ್):—[noun] = ಶರಣು [sharanu].

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Saraṇ (ಸರಣ್):—[noun] = ಸರಣು [saranu].

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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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