Sauvarna, Sauvarṇa: 13 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sauvarna in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Sauvarṇa (सौवर्ण).—One of the seven major mountains in Śālmalidvīpa, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 89. These mountains are big, yellow in colour and filled with gold. Śālmalidvīpa is one of the seven islands (dvīpa), ruled over by Dyutimān, one of the ten sons of Priyavrata, who is the son of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Sauvarṇa (सौवर्ण).—The earth of Pātālam.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 20. 15.

1b) Gold vessels for śrāddha.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 17. 20; Vāyu-purāṇa 74. 1.

1c) A sūkta of the sāma saṃhitā; recited in tank ritual.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 58. 36.
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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Sauvarṇa.—(EI 19), name of a coin; cf. suvarṇa. Note: sauvarṇa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Sauvarṇa.—same as suvarṇa (q. v.). Note: sauvarṇa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sauvarṇa (सौवर्ण).—a S (suvarṇa) Golden, relating to gold.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sauvarṇa (सौवर्ण).—a. (-rṇī f.)

1) Golden.

2) Weighing one Suvarṇa q. v.

-rṇaḥ 1 A Karṣa of gold.

2) A gold-ring.

-rṇam Gold.

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

Sauvarṇa (सौवर्ण).—mfn. (-rṇaḥ-rṇī-rṇa) 1. Golden, made or consisting of gold. 2. Weighing a Suvarna. E. suvarṇa gold, aṇ aff.

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

Sauvarṇa (सौवर्ण).—i. e. su-varṇa + a, adj. 1. Golden, [Pañcatantra] 174, 22. 2. Weighing a suvarṇa (see suvarṇa under varṇa).

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

Sauvarṇa (सौवर्ण).—[feminine] ī & ā golden.

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

1) Sauvarṇa (सौवर्ण):—mf(ī, or ā)n. ([from] su-varṇa, of which it is also the Vṛddhi form in [compound]) made or consisting of gold, golden, [???; Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) weighing a Su-varṇa, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) containing the word suvarṇa [gana] vimuktādi

4) m. a Karṣa of gold, [Mahābhārata]

5) a gold ear-ring, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) n. gold, [Mahābhārata]

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

Sauvarṇa (सौवर्ण):—[(rṇaḥ-rṇī-rṇaṃ) a.] Golden; weighing a Suvarna.

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

Sauvarṇa (सौवर्ण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Suvanna, Sovaṇṇa.

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Sauvarna 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

Sauvarṇa (ಸೌವರ್ಣ):—[adjective] = ಸೌವರ್ಚಲ [sauvarcala].

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Sauvarṇa (ಸೌವರ್ಣ):—[noun] made of or containing gold; golden.

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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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