Shuki, aka: Śukī; 3 Definition(s)


Shuki 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 Śukī can be transliterated into English as Suki or Shuki, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Śukī (शुकी).—A daughter of Kaśyapa Prajāpati. Five daughters named Krauñcī, Bhāsī, Śyenī, Dhṛtarāṣṭrī and Śukī were born to Kaśyapa by his wife Tāmrā. Krauñcī gave birth to owls. Bhāsas were born to Bhāsī and eagles and kites were born to Śyenī. Dhṛtarāṣṭrī gave birth to swans and Cakravākas. Śukī gave birth to Natā and Vinatā was the daughter of Natā. (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Araṇyakāṇḍa, Sarga 14).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Śukī (शुकी).—Loved by Agnī.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 24. 11.

1b) A daughter of Tāmrā and Kaśyapa; married Garutmat and had six sons Triśira, Sumukha, Bala, Pṛṣṭa, Triśankunetra and Surasa who had in their turn a number of sons and grandsons;1 brought forth parrots and owls; gave birth to parrots, owls, and crows (vi. p.)2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 8-9, 446; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 328-30.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 6. 30-31; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 21. 15-16.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śukī (शुकी) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. ) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śukī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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