Sauvira, aka: Sauvīra; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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Sauvīra (सौवीर).—An ancient country near the river Sindhu. It is stated in Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 133, that during the period of Mahābhārata, the King of this country was killed by Arjuna.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Sauvīra (सौवीर).—(c)—a country after Suvīra son of Śibi, visited by Vidura;1 its people were enlisted by Jarāsandha against the Yadus;2 lay between Dvārakā and Hāstinapura.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 10. 35; III. 1. 24; V. 10. 1; Matsya-purāṇa 48. 20.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 50. V. 3.
  • 3) Ib. X. 71. 21; XI. 21. 8.

1b) A Janapada of the Bhadrā country.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 43. 19; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 3. 17.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Sauvīra (सौवीर) is the name of a country pertaining to the Āvantī local usage (pravṛtti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 14. These pravṛttis provide information regarding costumes, languages, and manners in different countries of the world. It is mentioned that this local usage (adopted by these countries) depends on the grand style (sāttvatī) and the graceful style (kaiśikī).

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Sauvirā (सौविरा) refers to a type of mūrchanā (melodic mode), and its illustration as a Goddess (according to 15th-century Indian art) is as follows.—The colour of her body is like a lotus. She holds a baṅsi with both hands. The colour of her bodice is black; the scarf is of saffron colour with dots of black colour; the trouser is of light-green colour with a design of white and black colour; its borders are of golden colour with a design of red colour.

The illustrations (of, for example Sauvirā) are found scattered throughout ancient Jain manuscripts from Gujarat. The descriptions of these illustrations of this citrāvalī are based on the ślokas of Vācanācārya Gaṇi Sudhākalaśa’s Saṅgītopaniṣatsāroddhāra (14th century) and Śārṅgadeva’s Saṅgītaratnākara (13th century).

Source: Illustrations of Indian Music and Dance in Western Indian Style
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Itihasa (narrative history)

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Sauvīra (सौवीर) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.72.14, VI.10.52, V.19.19, V.72.14, VI.18.13, VI.20.10, VI.112.108) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sauvīra) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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sauvīra (सौवीर).—n S The fruit of the Jujube-tree.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

Sauvīra (सौवीर).—

1) The fruit of the jujube.

2) Antimony.

3) Sour gruel.

-raḥ Name of a district or its people (pl. in the latter sense).

Derivable forms: sauvīram (सौवीरम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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