Sharanaprada, Śaraṇaprada, Sharana-prada: 3 definitions


Sharanaprada 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 Śaraṇaprada can be transliterated into English as Saranaprada or Sharanaprada, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sharanaprada in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śaraṇaprada (शरणप्रद) refers to “one who is the bestower of refuge” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.6 (“Prayer to Śiva”).—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Śiva: “Obeisance to you, the soul of all, obeisance to Śiva the remover of distress, [...] O lord, favourably disposed towards your devotees, those Asuras have resorted to Buddha’s religion and philosophy, thanks to our good fortune and hence they have eschewed all Vedic sacred rites. You have always been the only one carrying out the task of the gods and the bestower of refuge (śaraṇaprada). We have sought refuge in you. Please do as you desire. [...]”.

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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»] — Sharanaprada in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaraṇaprada (शरणप्रद).—a. affording protection.

Śaraṇaprada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śaraṇa and prada (प्रद). See also (synonyms): śaraṇada.

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

Śaraṇaprada (शरणप्रद):—[=śaraṇa-prada] [from śaraṇa] ([Rāmāyaṇa]) mfn. affording protection.

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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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