Saridvara, Saridvarā, Sarit-vara: 8 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Saridvarā (सरिद्वरा) refers to the “best of rivers”, and is used to describe the River Narmadā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.37 (“The letter of betrothal is dispatched”).—Accordingly, as Himavat prepared the wedding of Menā and Śiva: “[...] With great pleasure Gaṅgā too, assuming a divine form and fully bedecked in ornaments came to attend the marriage of Śiva and Śivā. The best of rivers (saridvarā) Narmadā, daughter of Rudra, came joyfully and quickly to attend the marriage of Śiva and Śivā. The entire city of Himavat was full of excitement and ardent fervour when the invitees gathered there together. [...]”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Saridvarā (सरिद्वरा).—(also saritāṃvarā) Name of the Ganges.
Saridvarā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarit and varā (वरा).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-rā) The Ganges. E. sarit a river, and vara best.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Saridvara (सरिद्वर).—f. rā, the Gaṅgā.
— Cf. [Gothic.] vaila; [Anglo-Saxon.] wel; [Old High German.] wela; [Anglo-Saxon.] wela, felicitas; and see vṛ.
Saridvara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarit and vara (वर).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Saridvarā (सरिद्वरा):—[=sarid-varā] [from sarid > sara] f. ‘best of rivers’, the Ganges, [Mahābhārata]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Saridvarā (सरिद्वरा):—(rā) 1. f. The Ganges.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Saridvara (ಸರಿದ್ವರ):—[noun] = ಸರಿತ್ಪತಿ [saritpati].
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Sarit, Sarid, Vara.
Ends with: Svargasaridvara.
Full-text: Svargasaridvara, Vara.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 2.3.36 < [Chapter 3 - Description of the Yamunā’s Arrival]
Verse 2.3.7 < [Chapter 3 - Description of the Yamunā’s Arrival]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 1.9.136 < [Chapter 9 - Nityānanda’s Childhood Pastimes and Travels to Holy Places]
Rivers in Ancient India (study) (by Archana Sarma)
3e. Some epithets of the Sarasvatī < [Chapter 5 - Rivers in the Purāṇic Literature]
Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 29 - Gaṅgā-Sahasranāma (A Thousand Names of Gaṅgā) < [Section 1 - Pūrvārdha]