Saras, Sharas: 10 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Saras 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Saras (सरस्) refers to “lakes”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.22. Accordingly as Śiva said to Sitā:—“[...] O my beloved, beautiful woman, clouds will not reach the place where I have to make an abode for you. [...] O beloved, do you wish to go to the Himālayas, the king of mountains wherein there is spring for ever, which abounds in hedges and groves where the cuckoos coo in diverse pleasing ways and which contains many lakes (saras) filled with cool water and hundreds of lotuses”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saras (सरस्).—n. [sṛ-asun]

1) A lake, pond, pool, a large sheet of water; सरसामस्मि सागरः (sarasāmasmi sāgaraḥ) Bg.1.24.

2) Water.

3) Speech; cf. सरस्-वती (saras-vatī).

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

Saras (सरस्).—nf. (-raḥ-sī) 1. A large pond or pool. 2. A piece of water in which the lotus grows or may grow. n.

(-raṃ) Water. E. sṛ to go, (into, to bathe or drink,) asun Unadi aff.

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

Saras (सरस्).—i. e. sṛ + as (cf. sara), I. n., and f. . 1. A large pond, [Pañcatantra] 159, 14 (ras); [Kirātārjunīya] 12, 51 (rasī). 2. A piece of water in which the lotus grows. Ii. n. Water.

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

Śaras (शरस्).—[neuter] cream, the scum on boiled milk.

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Saras (सरस्).—[neuter] trough, bucket; pool, pond, lake.

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

1) Śaras (शरस्):—[from śara] n. cream, film on boiled milk, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc. (ro-gṛhīta mfn. covered with a skin or film, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa])

2) [v.s. ...] a thin layer of ashes, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra]

3) [v.s. ...] [wrong reading] for saras, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) Saras (सरस्):—[from sara] n. ‘anything flowing or fluid’, a lake, large sheet of water, pond, pool, tank, [Ṛg-veda etc.] etc. a trough, pail, [Ṛg-veda]

5) [v.s. ...] water, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska i, 2]

6) [v.s. ...] speech (a meaning given to account for saras-vatī), [ib. i, 11.]

7) Sāras (सारस्):—(m.[case]) = 1. sārasa, the Indian crane, [Mahābhārata xiii, 736.]

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

Saras (सरस्):—[(raḥ-sī)] 5. n. 3. f. A large pond or pool. n. Water.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Saras (सरस्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sara.

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Saras 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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Saras in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) juicy; sweet; delicious, tasteful; relishable; hence ~[ta] (nf)..—saras (सरस) is alternatively transliterated as Sarasa.

2) Saras in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a species of heron, a crane..—saras (सारस) is alternatively transliterated as Sārasa.

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