Shuktiman, aka: Śuktimān; 6 Definition(s)
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 (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
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: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Śuktimān (शुक्तिमान्).—A kulaparvata.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 17 and 32.
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.
Katha (narrative stories)
Pāriyātra (पारियात्र).—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: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha
Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.
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.Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
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’.
India history and geogprahy
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.Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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