Sauti, aka: Sauṭi; 4 Definition(s)
Sauti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Itihasa (narrative history)
Sauti is a professional storyteller, who recited the Mahabharata to a gathering of sages in the Naimisha forest. Sauti was the son of Lomaharshana.(Source): Wisdom Library: Itihasa
Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).
Sauti (सौति).—A famous son of hermit Romaharṣaṇa. The real name of this son was Ugraśravas. This teacher is responsible for the arrangement of the Mahābhārata. in the form that we see today.
The story of Mahābhārata composed by Vyāsa and Vaiśampāyana contained only a graphic description of the battle of Bhārata. No vivid description of Śrī Kṛṣṇa born of the Yādava dynasty and of the Yādavas, was given in it. To remove this deficiency, Sauti added an appendix called 'Harivaṃśa' to Svargārohaṇa Parva in Mahābhārata. (For further details see under Bhārata I).(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
1) Sauṭi (सौटि).—Belonging to the Pravara of Angiras.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 196. 13.
2) Sauti (सौति).—Sūta addressed as.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 4. 4.
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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Another name for Sauti, a narroter of the Mahabharata.
Search found 3 books and stories containing Sauti or Sauṭi. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Mahabharata - First Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
Section IV < [Pauloma Parva]
Section XLIII < [Astika Parva]
Section LVI < [Astika Parva]
The Mahabharata - Second Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)