Sauti, Sauṭi: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Itihasa

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: Puranic Encyclopedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Sauṭi (सौटि).—Belonging to the Pravara of Angiras.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 196. 13.

2) Sauti (सौति).—Sūta addressed as.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 4. 4.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sauti (सौति).—

1) An epithet of Karṇa.

2) Name of a great sage; Mb.1.6.1.

Derivable forms: sautiḥ (सौतिः).

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

Sauti (सौति).—i. e. sūta + i, m. A proper name, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 2. ed. 71, 1. 3, bel.

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

Sauti (सौति).—[masculine] [Epithet] of Lomaharṣaṇa (patron. from sūta).

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

Sauti (सौति):—[from sauta] m. [patronymic] of Karṇa (so called from having been brought up by the Sūta Adhi-ratha; See karṇa), [Mahābhārata]

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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. 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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