Sudhanvan, Su-dhanvan: 7 definitions

Introduction

Sudhanvan 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 (S) next»] — Sudhanvan in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Sudhanvan (सुधन्वन्).—A son of Virajasa Prajāpati and king of the East (West, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 18; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 22. 11.

1b) A son of Kuru.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 50. 23; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 217.

1c) A son of Dhiṣṇu and father of Ṛṣabha; a charioteer of the Devas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 102.

1d) A son of Satyahita Vikrānta (Satyahita, Viṣṇu-purāṇa) and father of Jatu.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 225; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 82.
Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of sudhanvan in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)

Sudhanvan (सुधन्वन्) is used in Manu X, 23, as the name of a caste, namely the offspring of fallen (vrātya) Vaiśyas.

Dharmashastra book cover
context information

Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

Discover the meaning of sudhanvan in the context of Dharmashastra from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (S) next»] — Sudhanvan in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sudhanvan (सुधन्वन्).—a. having an excellent bow. (-m.)

1) a good archer or bowman.

2) Ananta, the great serpent.

3) Name of Viśvakarman. °आचार्यः (ācāryaḥ) a mixed caste; वैश्यात्तु जायते व्रात्यात् सुधन्वाचार्य एव च (vaiśyāttu jāyate vrātyāt sudhanvācārya eva ca) Ms.1.23.

Sudhanvan is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and dhanvan (धन्वन्).

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

Sudhanvan (सुधन्वन्).—m.

(-nvā) 1. An archer, a bowman. 2. Vishwakarman, the artist of the gods. 3. A prince so named. Adj. Having an excellent bow. E. su good, dhanus a bow, anaṅ substituted for the final.

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

Sudhanvan (सुधन्वन्).—m. 1. an archer. 2. the son of an outcast Vaiśya, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 23. 3. Viśvakarman, the artist of the gods.

Sudhanvan is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and dhanvan (धन्वन्).

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

Sudhanvan (सुधन्वन्).—[adjective] wielding a god bow; [masculine] a man’s name, [plural] a cert. mixed tribe.

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

1) Sudhanvan (सुधन्वन्):—[=su-dhanvan] [from su > su-tanaya] mfn. having an excellent bow, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. the son of an outcaste Vaiśya by a woman of the same class, [Manu-smṛti x, 23] (some read sudhanvācārya in one word)

3) [v.s. ...] Name of Viṣṇu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] of Tvaṣṭṛ or Viśva-karman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] of an Āṅgirasa, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata]

6) [v.s. ...] of a son of Vairāja and guardian of the east, [Harivaṃśa]

7) [v.s. ...] of a king vanquished by Māndhātṛ, [Mahābhārata]

8) [v.s. ...] of a son of Sambhūta, [Harivaṃśa]

9) [v.s. ...] of a son of Ahīna-gu, [ib.]

10) [v.s. ...] of a son of Abhaya-da, [ib.]

11) [v.s. ...] of a son of Kuru, [ib.]

12) [v.s. ...] of a king of SāṃkāŚya, [Rāmāyaṇa]

13) [v.s. ...] of a son of Śāśvata, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

14) [v.s. ...] of a son of Satya-dhṛta, [ib.]

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of sudhanvan in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: