Shurpavata, aka: Śūrpavāta, Shurpa-vata; 2 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Śūrpavāta can be transliterated into English as Surpavata or Shurpavata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Śūrpavāta (शूर्पवात).—The wind of a winnowing basket blowing upon a person, makes him lose his lustre.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 38. 40.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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-English dictionary

Shurpavata in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Śūrpavāta (शूर्पवात).—wind produced by shaking a winnowing-basket.

Derivable forms: śūrpavātaḥ (शूर्पवातः).

Śūrpavāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śūrpa and vāta (वात).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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