Saudamani, Saudāmanī, Saudāmani: 13 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Saudāmani (सौदामनि).—The lightning of the sky, a daughter of Vinatā.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 6. 34.
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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: The Mahavastu

Saudāmanī (सौदामनी) is the name of an Apsaras mentioned by Bodhisattva Gotama to Chandaka in the Mahavāstu vol 1 chapter XVI.—Accordingly, “Can it be that Māyā the queen, beautiful as Saudāmanī, although, it is true, she has kept vigil a long time, is now lying down in carefree joy like a Sura’s wife in a fair city of the Suras, at the moment when he who is the boon of men is leaving home?”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Saudamani in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

saudāmanī (सौदामनी).—& saudāminī f (S) Lightning.

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

saudāmanī (सौदामनी) [-minī, -मिनी].—f Lightning.

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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 dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saudāmanī (सौदामनी).—

1) Lightning; सौदामन्या कनकनिकषस्निग्धया दर्शयोर्वीम् (saudāmanyā kanakanikaṣasnigdhayā darśayorvīm) Meghadūta 39; सौदामिनीव जलदोदरसंधिलीना (saudāminīva jaladodarasaṃdhilīnā) Mṛcchakaṭika 1.35; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 8.14.

2) The female of Indra's elephant.

3) A kind of lightning (forked one); काञ्चनाभं नभश्चक्रे विद्युत्सौदामिनी यथा (kāñcanābhaṃ nabhaścakre vidyutsaudāminī yathā) Rām.7.32.56; Bhāgavata 1.6.28.

See also (synonyms): saudāminī, saudāmnī.

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

Saudāmanī (सौदामनी).—f. (-nī) 1. Lightning. 2. A courtezan of Indra'S heaven. 3. Part of the Sudaman mountain. E. See the next.

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

Saudāmanī (सौदामनी).—and saudā- minī saudāminī, i. e. sudāman + a (in saudāminī, a is irregularly changed to i, as in sairindhra), f. 1. Lightning, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 199, 8 (mini). 2. One of the Apsaras. 3. A proper name, [Mālatīmādhava, (ed. Calc.)] 144, 1 (minī).

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

Saudāmanī (सौदामनी).—(±vidyut) [feminine] lightning; [Name] of [several] women.

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

1) Saudāmanī (सौदामनी):—f. ([from] su-dāman, ‘Indra’ or ‘a cloud’) lightning or a [particular] kind of l°

2) perhaps forked l° (vidyut saudāmanī yathā, ‘after the manner of f° l°’), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) Name of a daughter of Kaśyapa and Vinatā, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

4) of a Yakṣiṇī, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

5) of a daughter of the Gandharva Hāhā, [ib.]

6) of an Apsaras, [Bālarāmāyaṇa]

7) of a sorceress, [Mālatīmādhava]

8) of part of the Su-dāman mountain ([according to] to some).

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

Saudāmanī (सौदामनी):—(nī) 3. f. Lightning; a celestial courtezan; part of the Sudāman mountain.

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

Saudāmanī (सौदामनी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Soāmaṇī, Soāmiṇī.

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Saudamani 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saudāmani (ಸೌದಾಮನಿ):—[noun] a brilliant electric spark discharge in the atmosphere, occurring within a thundercloud, between clouds or between a cloud and the ground; lightning.

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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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