Shuktiman, Śuktimān: 7 definitions

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Shuktiman means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Śuktimān can be transliterated into English as Suktiman or Shuktiman, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shuktiman in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Śuktimān (शुक्तिमान्).—One of the seven holy mountains (kulaparvata) situated in Bhārata, a region south of mount Meru, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 85. In the settlements (janapada) along these mountains dwell Āryas and Mlecchas who drink water from the rivers flowing there. Meru is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, which is ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śuktimān (शुक्तिमान्).—A mountain which was subdued by Bhīmasena in the course of his conquest of the eastern country. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 30, Verse 5)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śuktimān (शुक्तिमान्).—A kulaparvata.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 17 and 32.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Shuktiman in Kavya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha

Śuktimān (शुक्तिमान्).—One of the eight kulaparvatas (boundary-mountains) mentioned by Soḍḍhala.—Śuktimān is one of the seven principal chains of mountains in India. It is the portion of the Vindhya range which connects the Pāriyātra and the Ṛkṣaparvata.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Śuktimān (शुक्तिमान्) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—It is one of the Kulaparvatas of the Kumarīdvīpa or India. This part of the Vindhya Range connects the Pariyātra and the Rkṣāparvata.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (vastu)

Śuktimān (शुक्तिमान्) refers to a “eleven-storied” variety of the hundred types of Temples (in ancient Indian architecture), according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—It is quite difficult to say about a definite number of varieties of Hindu temples but in the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa hundred varieties of temples have been enumerated. For example, Śuktimān. These temples are classified according to the particular shape, amount of storeys and other common elements, such as the number of pavilions, doors and roofs.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)

Śuktimān (शुक्तिमान्) refers to one of the seven kulaparvatas (chief mountains) mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa. Śuktimān refers to either (i) North of Hazaribagh district (Beglar). (ii) Hills south of Sehoa and Kanher (Cunningham). (iii) Garo, Khasi and Tippera Hills (Pargiter). (iv) Kathiawar range (G.V. Vaidya). (v) Chain of hills extending from Śakti in Raigarh in C.P. to the Dalmia hills and even to the Hills in the Santal pargana: (Rai Chaudhuri). (vi) Sulaiman range.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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