Shuraseni, Śūrasenī, Shurasheni, Śūraśenī, Sūrasenī: 4 definitions


Shuraseni 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 terms Śūrasenī and Śūraśenī can be transliterated into English as Suraseni or Shuraseni or Shurasheni, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Śūrasenī (शूरसेनी) refers to one of the seven “major dialects” (bhāṣā) in language, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 18. It is also known by the name Śaurasenī. Accordingly, “the Heroines, and their female friends are also to speak Śaurasenī without in any exception”.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shuraseni in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sūrasenī (सूरसेनी).—Wife of Pravīra, the son of King Puru. A son named Manasyu was born to Pravīra by Śūrasenī (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 94, Verse 76).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Śūraśenī (शूरशेनी) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.6). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śūraśenī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shuraseni in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śūrasenī (शूरसेनी):—[=śūra-senī] [from śūra-sena > śūra > sūr] f. a princess of the Śūra-senas, [Mahābhārata] (cf. [Pāṇini 4-1, 177]).

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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 (even English!). 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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