Sarat, aka: Sharat, Saraṭ; 5 Definition(s)


Sarat means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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)

Sarat (सरत्).—A mind-born son of Brahmā in the 16th kalpa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 21. 35.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

śarat (शरत्) [or शरद्, śarad].—f (S) The fourth of the six seasons of the Hindu year, Autumn; a period comprising, according to the vaidika, the months Bhadra and ashwin, according to the paurāṇika, 'Ashwin and Kartik. 2 A year.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śarat (शरत्) [-da, -द].—f śaratkāla, śaraṭṭatu m Autumn.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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

Saraṭ (सरट्).—m. [sṛ-aṭiḥ Uṇ.1.126]

1) Air, wind.

2) A cloud.

3) A lizard.

4) A bee.

5) A thread.

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Sarat (सरत्).—m. A thread.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saraṭ (सरट्).—m. (-raṭ) 1. Air, wind. 2. A cloud. 3. (In the language of the Vedas,) A bee. 4. A lizard, a chameleon. E. sṛ to go, aṭi Unadi aff.

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Sarat (सरत्).—mfn. (-ran-rantī-rat) Going, proceeding. E. sṛ to go, śatṛ aff.

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Sarat (सरत्).—m. (-rat) Thread. E. sṛ to go, ati aff.

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