Sucetas, Su-cetas: 6 definitions



Sucetas 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Suchetas.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sucetas (सुचेतस्).—The son of Gṛtsamada who was born in the dynasty of Vītahavya. A son named Varcas was born to Sucetas. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 30, Verse 61).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sucetas (सुचेतस्) refers to “good mentality”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.42.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] O great sage, after thus eulogising lord Śiva, I joined my palms in reverence and bent my head in humility. Then Indra and other gods, the guardians of the quarters, of good mentality (i.e., sucetas) lauded lord Śiva whose lotus-like face beamed with brilliance”.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sucetas (सुचेतस्).—a.

1) well-minded.

2) wise.

Sucetas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and cetas (चेतस्).

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

Sucetas (सुचेतस्).—[adjective] sensible or well-minded.

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

1) Sucetas (सुचेतस्):—[=su-cetas] [from su > su-cakra] mfn. having great intelligence, sapient, wise, [Ṛg-veda; Śiśupāla-vadha]

2) [v.s. ...] well-minded, benevolent, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Gṛtsa-mada, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Pracetas, [Harivaṃśa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Sucetas in German

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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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