Sucivaktra, Sūcīvaktra: 3 definitions

Introduction

Sucivaktra 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 Suchivaktra.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sūcīvaktra (सूचीवक्त्र).—A warrior of Subrahmaṇya. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 72).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Sūcīvaktra (सूचीवक्त्र) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.67) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sūcīvaktra) 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-English dictionary

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

1) Sūcīvaktra (सूचीवक्त्र):—[=sūcī-vaktra] [from sūcī > sūc] mfn. having a mouth or aperture as pointed as a needle, too narrow, [Suśruta; Bhāvaprakāśa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of one of Skanda’s attendants, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] of an Asura, [Harivaṃśa]

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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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