Saranyu, aka: Sharanyu, Śaraṇyu, Saraṇyu; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Saranyu 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.

The Sanskrit term Śaraṇyu can be transliterated into English as Saranyu or Sharanyu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Saranyu is the daughter of Tvashta, the divine architecht. She is married to Vivasvant, the sun god. The twins Yama and Yami are their children. The Rig Veda also hints that the twin Ashwinis are their children.

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaraṇyu (शरण्यु).—

1) A protector.

2) A cloud.

3) Wind.

Derivable forms: śaraṇyuḥ (शरण्युः).

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Saraṇyu (सरण्यु).—[sṛ-anyuc Uṇ.3.83]

1) Air, wind.

2) A cloud.

3) Water.

4) The spring.

5) Fire.

6) Name of Yama.

Derivable forms: saraṇyuḥ (सरण्युः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

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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