Saumitri: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Saumitri (सौमित्रि).—A composer of the sāma veda.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 44.

1b) Lakṣmaṇa, met his brother Rāma in the R. Kadalī.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 53.
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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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Saumitri (सौमित्रि) is another name for Lakṣmaṇa (or Nārāyaṇa): the son of Sumitrā and Daśaratha, according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.5 [The kidnapping of Sītā] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.—Accordingly: “[...] The king in this city [Vijayapura] was named Mahīdhara, his wife was named Indrāṇī, and their daughter Vanamālā. Even as a child, Vanamālā desired Saumitri (=Lakṣmaṇa) for a husband, no one else, because she had heard of his wealth of virtues and beauty. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saumitri (सौमित्रि).—1 An epithet of Lakṣmaṇa; सौमित्रेरपि पत्रिणामविषये तत्र प्रिये क्वासि भोः (saumitrerapi patriṇāmaviṣaye tatra priye kvāsi bhoḥ) Uttararāmacarita 3.45.

Derivable forms: saumitriḥ (सौमित्रिः).

See also (synonyms): saumitra.

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

Saumitri (सौमित्रि) or Saumitra.—and tri, i. e. sumitrā (see mitra), + a, or i, metronym., m. Lakṣmaṇa, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 49, 11 (tri).

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

Saumitri (सौमित्रि).—[masculine] = [preceding]; [dual] L. & Śatrughna.

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

1) Saumitri (सौमित्रि):—[from saumitra] m. [metronymic] of Lakṣmaṇa ([dual number] = ‘L° and Śatru-ghna’), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a teacher, [Catalogue(s)]

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

Saumitri (सौमित्रि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Sumitti, Somitti.

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Saumitri 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saumitri (ಸೌಮಿತ್ರಿ):—[noun] Lakṣmaṇa, the younger brouther or Rāma.

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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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