Shukadeva, Śukadeva: 6 definitions


Shukadeva 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 Śukadeva can be transliterated into English as Sukadeva or Shukadeva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Śukadeva (शुकदेव):—Son of Vyāsa (also known as Bādarāyaṇa) from whom he studies the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.21-24)

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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Śukadeva (शुकदेव) or Śukadeva Paṇḍita is the author of the Vṛttacintāmaṇi, which has six chapters called maricī. Śukadeva had got patronage of King Balavanta Siṃha, at whose instance he composed this text. Śukadeva mentions his patron Balavanta with the prefix as nṛpato śārdūla in the colophon of sixth chapter of the text. He also introduces himself as śrīvidvat-upādhyāyapaṇḍitaśukadeva.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (S) next»] — Shukadeva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śukadeva (शुकदेव).—m.

(-vaḥ) The son of Vyasa: see śuka, E. śuka, and deva divine.

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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. 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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