Shauri, Śauri, Sauri, Saurī: 16 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Śauri can be transliterated into English as Sauri or Shauri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: The Matsya-purāṇa
Saurī (सौरी) is the name of a mind-born ‘divine mother’ (mātṛ), created for the purpose of drinking the blood of the Andhaka demons, according to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.8. The Andhaka demons spawned out of every drop of blood spilled from the original Andhakāsura (Andhaka-demon). According to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.35, “Most terrible they (e.g., Saurī) all drank the blood of those Andhakas and become exceedingly satiated.”
The Matsyapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 20,000 metrical verses, dating from the 1st-millennium BCE. The narrator is Matsya, one of the ten major avatars of Viṣṇu.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Śauri (शौरि).—Vasudeva, the son of Śūrasena.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1) Śauri (शौरि).—A name of Vāsudeva.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 46. 13.
2a) Sauri (सौरि).—Is Śanaiścara (planet) 250,000 yojanas above Bṛhaspati; above are seven sages.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 24. 105; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 7. 9.
2b) Belonging to Ārṣeya pravara of Angiras.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 195. 43.
2c) An adopted son of Vastāvana.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 189.
3) Saurī (सौरी).—A mind-born mother.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 179. 10.
Saurī (सौरी) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.42) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Saurī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Yoga (school of philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga
Saurī is one of the eighty-four Siddhas associated with eighty-four Yogic postures (āsanas), according to popular tradition in Jodhpur, Rājasthān. These posture-performing Siddhas are drawn from illustrative sources known as the Nava-nātha-caurāsī-siddha from Vȧrāṇasī and the Nava-nātha-caruāsī-siddha-bālāsundarī-yogamāyā from Puṇe. They bear some similarity between the eighty-four Siddhas painted on the walls of the sanctum of the temple in Mahāmandir.
The names of these Siddhas (e.g., Saurī) to 19th-century inscription on a painting from Jodhpur, which is labelled as “Maharaja Mansing and eighty-four Yogis”. The association of Siddhas with yogis reveals the tradition of seeing Matsyendra and his disciple Gorakṣa as the founders of haṭhayoga.
Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
Sauri (सौरि).—Saturn. Note: Sauri is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Kamakoti Mandali: The Yoginis of Narasimha Vyuha
Saurī (सौरी) is the name of a Mātṛkā-Śakti created by Mahārudra in order to control the plague of demons created by Andhakāsura.—Accordingly, Andhaka-Asura tried to kidnap Umā (Devī Pārvatī), and was fiercely attacked by Mahārudra who shot arrows at him from his mahāpināka. when the arrows pierced the body of Andhakāsura, drops of blood fell to earth and from those drops, thousands of Andhakas arose. To control this plague of demons, Mahārudra created Mātṛkā-Śaktis [viz., Saurī] and ordered them to drink the blood of the demons and drain them dry.Source: Kamakoti Mandali: Nrisimha matrika-mandala
Saurī (सौरी) refers to one of the various Mātṛkā-Śaktis created by Rudra in order to destroy the clones that spawned from Andhaka’s body.—Accordingly, [...] Andhakāsura attempted to abduct Girājanandinī (Pārvatī) and thus ensued a fierce battle between Andhakāsura and the great Rudra, the Lord of Umā. Like raktabīja, every drop of blood that fell from the body of Andhaka created another Asura like him and in no time, the entire world was filled with Andhakas. To destroy the growing number of Andhakas, Rudra created innumerable Mātṛkā-Śaktis [viz., Saurī]. These Śaktis of immense power at once began to drink every drop of blood that flowed from the body of Andhaka, but they could still not effectively contain the emergence of more and more demons.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
saurī (सौरी).—f (S Wife of the sun.) A neuter who adopts the female garb. 2 Applied to a forward unblushing female.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Name of Viṣṇu or Kṛṣṇa.
2) Of Balarāma.
3) Of Vasudeva; स संस्कृत्य नरश्रेष्ठं मातुलं शौरिमात्मनः (sa saṃskṛtya naraśreṣṭhaṃ mātulaṃ śaurimātmanaḥ) Mb. 1.2.58; Bhāg.3.1.27.
4) The planet Saturn.
Derivable forms: śauriḥ (शौरिः).
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Sauri (सौरि).—[sūrasyāpatyaṃ pumān iñ]
1) Name of the planet Saturn.
2) The Asana tree.
3) Name of Yama.
4) Of Karṇa.
5) Of Sugrīva.
Derivable forms: sauriḥ (सौरिः).
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1) The wife of the sun.
2) A cow.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-riḥ) 1. A name of Vishnu or Krishna. 2. The planet Saturn. E. śūra a proper name or a hero, iñ aff.
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(-riḥ) 1. Saturn. 2. The Asana tree. 3. Karna. 4. Sugriva. E. sūra the sun, and iñ aff. of descent.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sauri (सौरि).—i. e. sūrya + i, m. Saturn.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śauri (शौरि).—[masculine] patron. of Kṛṣṇa etc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śauri (शौरि):—[from śaura] m. [patronymic] of Vasu-deva, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] of Viṣṇu-Kṛṣṇa (also among the names of the sun), [ib.]
3) [v.s. ...] of Prajāti, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]
4) [v.s. ...] of Bala-deva, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
5) [v.s. ...] Terminalia Tomentosa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] ([varia lectio] sauri)
6) [v.s. ...] the planet Saturn ([wrong reading] for sauri).
7) Saurī (सौरी):—[from saura] a f. the wife of the Sun, [Horace H. Wilson]
8) [v.s. ...] [patronymic] of Tapatī (the mother of Kuru; also called vaivasvatī), [Mahābhārata]
9) [v.s. ...] a cow, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]
10) [v.s. ...] Polanisia Icosandra, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
11) Sauri (सौरि):—[from saura] m. Name of the planet Saturn (as son of the Sun), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]
12) [v.s. ...] a [patronymic] [Saṃskārakaustubha]
13) [v.s. ...] Terminalia Tomentosa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] ([varia lectio] śauri)
14) [v.s. ...] Polanisia Icosandra, [ib.] (more correctly saurī)
15) [v.s. ...] Name of a locality, [Buddhist literature]
16) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a people in the Deccan, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]
17) Saurī (सौरी):—[from saura] b f. See above under 2. saura.
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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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 38: Rescue of Nandiṣeṇā < [Chapter II - Marriages of Vasudeva with maidens]
Part 1: Birth of Vasudeva (parents Andhakavṛṣṇi and Subhadrā) < [Chapter II - Marriages of Vasudeva with maidens]
Part 37: Marriage with Prabhāvatī < [Chapter II - Marriages of Vasudeva with maidens]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 170 < [Chapter 6 - Doctrine of the Spirit (puruṣa) Personality as cause of the world]
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section CXXXI < [Bhagavat-Yana Parva]
Section XX < [Jarasandha-badha Parva]
Section XXII < [Jarasandha-badha Parva]
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Text 8 < [Chapter 1 - Prathama-yāma-sādhana (Niśānta-bhajana–śraddhā)]
Text 16 < [Chapter 7 - Saptama-yāma-sādhana (Pradoṣa-kālīya-bhajana–vipralambha-prema)]
Text 17 < [Chapter 7 - Saptama-yāma-sādhana (Pradoṣa-kālīya-bhajana–vipralambha-prema)]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 33 - A Hymn to Śani as a Remover of Trouble < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 23 - Queen Suprajñā on the Efficacy of Ekādaśī Vow < [Section 7 - Kriyāyogasāra-Khaṇḍa (Section on Essence of Yoga by Works)]
Chapter 26 - The vow of Rohiṇīcandraśayana < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]