Shukracarya, Śukrācārya, Shukra-acarya: 7 definitions
Shukracarya 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 Śukrācārya can be transliterated into English as Sukracarya or Shukracarya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Shukracharya.
Arthashastra (politics and welfare)Source: archive.org: Studies in Kautilya Vocabulary
Śukrācārya (शुक्राचार्य) or Uśanā is one of the most important political thinkers of India, The school established by him had become famous and came to be recognised by the names or Auśanasa. It appears that he and his followers and disciples had introduced quite a large number of works to propagate their views and popularise their idealism. But till today only one of such works is available and that is also most probably an abridged edition of one of his texts. The name of that book is Śukranītisāra .
Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
Śukrācārya (वियति):—Śukrācārya was a very powerful brāhmaṇa. He had a daughter named Devayānī who married king Yayāti (one of the six sons of Nahuṣa ). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.18.4)
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.
Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
Śukrācārya (शुक्राचार्य) is the name of a ancient authority on the science of Sanskrit metrics (chandaśāstra) mentioned by Yādavaprakāśa (commentator on Chandaśśāstra of Piṅgala).—Śukrācārya (the preceptor of the demons) is also acknowledged as one among the ancient authorities of Sanskrit Prosody.
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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)
Śukrācārya (शुक्राचार्य) refers to “Guru of the demons”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Śukrācārya (शुक्राचार्य): Shukracharya was a guru in Hindu mythology. Known as the guru of the Asuras, he is also associated with the planet Shukra (Venus) which is named after him. He was born as the son of Rishi Brighu and his wife Ushana.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
śukrācārya (शुक्राचार्य).—m (S) The teacher Shukra, the preceptor of the Titans. 2 Applied jocosely to a monoculous person, Cyclops, Polyphemus.
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-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śukrācārya (शुक्राचार्य) or Śukrācāryya.—m.
(-ryaḥ) The regent of Venus. E. śukra, and ācārya teacher.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śukrācārya (शुक्राचार्य):—[from śukra] m. the sage Ś° (regent of the planet Venus and preceptor of the Daityas), [Horace H. Wilson]
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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Ends with: Abhinavashukracarya.
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The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 18 - King Yayati Regains His Youth < [Canto IX - Liberation]
Chapter 5 - Prahlada Maharaja, the Saintly Son of Hiranyakasipu < [Canto VII - The Science of God]
Chapter 15 - Bali Maharaja Conquers the Heavenly Planets < [Canto VIII - Withdrawal of the Cosmic Creations]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 13 - On cheating the Daityas < [Book 4]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 10.37 < [Chapter 10 - Vibhūti-yoga (appreciating the opulences of the Supreme Lord)]
Verse 2.13 < [Chapter 2 - Sāṅkhya-yoga (Yoga through distinguishing the Soul from the Body)]
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Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)