Sharanagata, Śaraṇāgata, Sharana-agata: 7 definitions



Sharanagata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Śaraṇāgata can be transliterated into English as Saranagata or Sharanagata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śaraṇāgata (शरणागत) refers to “those who seek refuge”, towards who Śiva is favourably disposed to, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.19. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] then all the Devas and the sages, extremely terrified, began to eulogise Him who was blazing there:—‘O lord, O great lord, favourably disposed to those who seek refuge [viz., śaraṇāgata-vatsala], O Śiva, save me. O lord Śiva, be pleased’”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śaraṇāgata (शरणागत).—a (S) corruptly śaraṇāṅgata a That is come seeking refuge or protection, a refugee, an appellant. Ex. śaraṇa jāya ayōdhyānāthā || tō vajra- pañjara śaraṇāgatā || bhavavyathā vārīla ||; also ahaṅkāra jaḍa parvata || śaraṇāgatā bādhē yathārtha ||.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

śaraṇāgata (शरणागत).—a A refugee, an appellant.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaraṇāgata (शरणागत).—a. gone to for refuge or protection, taking shelter with, fugitive.

Śaraṇāgata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śaraṇa and āgata (आगत). See also (synonyms): śaraṇāpanna.

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

Śaraṇāgata (शरणागत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Refuge, appellant, one who comes for protection or refuge. E. śaraṇa protection, and āgata come.

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

Śaraṇāgata (शरणागत).—[adjective] come for refuge, seeking protection.

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

Śaraṇāgata (शरणागत):—[from śaraṇa] mfn. come for pr°, one who comes for refuge or pr°, a refugee. fugitive, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

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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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