Savarni, Sāvarṇi: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Sāvarṇi (सावर्णि).—The eighth Manu. (For further details see under Manvantara),

2) Sāvarṇi (सावर्णि).—A hermit. This hermit shone in the council of Indra. (Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 7, Verse 10). This hermit Sāvarṇi did penance for six thousand years in Satyayuga. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 14, Verse 103).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Sāvarṇi (सावर्णि).—(Srutaśrava)—a son of Mārtaṇḍa and Chāyā;1 pupil of Sūki, became Manu Prajāpati; had his residence on the slopes of Meru.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 13. 10.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 84. 31; 100. 19.

1b) A student of atharva saṃhītā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 7. 3.

1c) A Paurāṇika: learnt the mūla saṃhitā from the disciple of Vyāsa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 7. 5 and 7; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 64 and 66.

1d) One of the sages of the Naimiṣa; learned in Śruti; an able speaker, addressed Vāyu; wife Sāmudrī.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 1. 123; 21. 1; 30. 36; 34. 62.

1e) Of śyāma colour; represents Ṛkāra.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 26. 40.

1f) A pupil of Romaharṣaṇa.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 6. 17.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Sāvarṇi (सावर्णि) is the son of Chāyā and Bhāskara (sun-god): the son of Aditi and Kaśyapa according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the Saurapurāṇa 30.27-73 and chapter 31 descibes the vaṃśānucarita in an abridged form. It is stated that Aditi got from Kaśyapa, Bhāskara, the Sun-god. The Sun-god had four wives—Saṃjñā, Rājñī, Prabhā and Chāyā. Saṃjñā gave birth to Manu from the Sun-god in whose race were born the kings. Chāyā gave birth to Sāvarṇi (and possibly a daughter named Tapatī).

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sāvarṇi (सावर्णि).—A metronymic of the eighth Manu (son of the sun by Savarṇā); सावर्णिः सूर्यतनयो यो मनुः कथ्यतेऽष्टमः (sāvarṇiḥ sūryatanayo yo manuḥ kathyate'ṣṭamaḥ) Mārk. P.

Derivable forms: sāvarṇiḥ (सावर्णिः).

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

Sāvarṇi (सावर्णि).—m.

(-rṇiḥ) 1. The eighth Manu. 2. A name applied to the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Manu or Brahma-Savarni, Daksha- Savarni, &c. E. savarṇa, his mother, aff.

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

Sāvarṇi (सावर्णि).—i. e. sa-varṇa + i, m. The eighth Manu, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 8, 13, 11.

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

1) Sāvarṇi (सावर्णि):—[from sāvarṇa] m. Name of a Ṛṣi, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] [metronymic], of the eighth Manu (son of the Sun by Su-varṇā q.v., and therefore younger brother of the seventh Manu or Vaivasvata; the succeeding Manus to the twelfth, or [according to] to other authorities to the fourteenth inclusive, are all called Sāvarṇi; cf. dakṣa-, brahma-, dharma-s), [Harivaṃśa; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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

Sāvarṇi (सावर्णि):—(rṇiḥ) 1. m. Name of the second and of five other Manus.

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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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