Sharadvat, Śaradvat: 3 definitions


Sharadvat 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.

The Sanskrit term Śaradvat can be transliterated into English as Saradvat or Sharadvat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sharadvat in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Śaradvat (शरद्वत्).—A sage who came to see Parīkṣit practising prāyopaveśa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 19. 9.

1b) A son of Satyadhṛti, born at the sight of Ūrvaśī.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 21. 35.

1c) A Ṛṣika who became a sage by satya.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 101.

1d) A son of Setu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 48. 6.

1e) (also Śuradvat) a sage by garbha;1 heard the vāyu purāṇa from Tridhāmā and narrated it to Triviṣṭha;2 see Gautama.

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 59. 93.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 38. 28; III. 74. 60; IV. 4. 61; Vāyu-purāṇa 103. 61.
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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

[«previous next»] — Sharadvat in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saradvat (सरद्वत्).—m.

1) Name of the sage Gautama.

2) Name of Gautama's son (also spelt with śa); L. D. B.

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

1) Śaradvat (शरद्वत्):—[=śarad-vat] [from śarad] mfn. (śarad-) ‘full of years’, aged, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son or other descendant of Gotama and other men, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa] (cf. [Pāṇini 4-1, 102]).

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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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