Saumanasya: 14 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Saumanasy.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Saumanasya (सौमनस्य).—A territorial division of Śālmalidvīpa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 20. 9.
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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: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Saumanasya (सौमनस्य) refers to “sensation of satisfaction” and represents one of the twenty-two faculties (indriya), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 38. The word indriya, derived from the root id or ind, is synonymous with great power, with control. The twenty-two Dharmas in question [viz., saumanasya] have the characteristic of being dominant in regard to the living being (sattva) in that which concerns: his primary constitution, his distinctiveness, his duration, his moral defilement and his purification.

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Saumanasya (सौमनस्य) refers to “(becoming) jubilant”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] Having heard this word, the wicked Māra, became contented, elated, enraptured, overjoyed, exultant and jubilant (saumanasya), danced and was about to leave the congregation. The the venerable Śāriputra addressed himself to the Lord: ‘O Lord, who is this man going away from this congregation with so much pleasure?’ [...]”.

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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»] — Saumanasya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

saumanasya (सौमनस्य).—n S (sumanas) Rightness and soundness of mind; state of mind consisting in the quiescence of the depressing and disturbing passions. 2 Friendliness or favorableness of mind or disposition.

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

saumanasya (सौमनस्य).—n Rightness and soundness of mind.

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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

[«previous next»] — Saumanasya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saumanasya (सौमनस्य).—

1) Satisfaction of mind, pleasure, delight; संतानश्रवणाद्भ्रातुः सौमित्रिः सौमनस्यवान् (saṃtānaśravaṇādbhrātuḥ saumitriḥ saumanasyavān) R.15.14;17.4; Pañcatantra (Bombay) 5.97.

2) A particular offering of flowers made to a Brāhmaṇa at a Śrāddha.

3) A flower; रत्नोदधारौषधि- सौमनस्यवनस्रजो वेणुभुजाङ्घ्रिपाङ्घेः (ratnodadhārauṣadhi- saumanasyavanasrajo veṇubhujāṅghripāṅgheḥ) Bhāgavata 3.8.24. a. causing cheerfulness of mind; Bhāgavata 4.12.45.

Derivable forms: saumanasyam (सौमनस्यम्).

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

Saumanasya (सौमनस्य).—n.

(-syaṃ) 1. Enjoyment, satisfaction. 2. A particular offering of flowers made at a Shrad'Dha. E. sumanas content, ṣyañ aff.

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

Saumanasya (सौमनस्य).—i. e. su-manas + ya, n. Enjoyment, satisfaction.

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

Saumanasya (सौमनस्य).—[adjective] causing pleasure or satisfaction; [neuter] cheerfulness, mirth.

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

1) Saumanasya (सौमनस्य):—[from saumana] mfn. causing gladness or cheerfulness of mind, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Yajñabāhu, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] n. satisfaction of mind, gladness, cheerfulness, [Suśruta; Raghuvaṃśa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] right understanding, [Śiśupāla-vadha [Scholiast or Commentator]]

5) [v.s. ...] an offering of flowers placed in the hands of the priest at a Śrāddha, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of a Varṣa in Plakṣa-dvīpa (ruled by Saumanasya), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Saumanasya (सौमनस्य):—(syaṃ) 1. n. Satisfaction. a. Pleasing.

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Saumanasya (सौमनस्य) [Also spelled saumanasy]:—(nm) goodwill; happiness, pleasure.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saumanasya (ಸೌಮನಸ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] right understanding; healthy, wholesome nature (of a person).

2) [noun] gladness; cheerfulness; plesure.

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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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