Smaratura, Smarātura, Smara-atura: 6 definitions


Smaratura 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Smaratura in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Smarātura (स्मरातुर) refers to “being agitated (by Kāma)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.35 (“The story of Padmā and Pippalāda”).—Accordingly, as Dharma (in the guise of a king) said to Padmā (wife of sage Pippalāda): “O beautiful woman, you are Lakṣmī herself; you are charming, you are worthy of a king; you are in the very prime of youth; you will be ever young; you are a lovely sweet lady. I am telling you the truth, O slender-limbed lady. You lack lustre and colour in the presence of the sage Pippalāda who is old and weak. Cast off that ruthless old Brahmin always engaged in penances. Look up to me a great king, heroic in sexual dalliance and agitated (smarātura) by Kāma. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Smaratura in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Smarātura (स्मरातुर).—a. pining with love, love-sick, smit with love.

Smarātura is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms smara and ātura (आतुर). See also (synonyms): smarākula, smarārta, smarotsuka.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Smarātura (स्मरातुर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Overcome with love or passion. E. smara, ātura perplexed.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Smarātura (स्मरातुर).—[adjective] love-sick.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Smarātura (स्मरातुर):—[from smara > smṛ] mfn. love-sick, pining with love, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Smarātura (स्मरातुर):—[smarā+tura] (raḥ-rā-raṃ) a. Lovesick.

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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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