Sudhanvan, Su-dhanvan: 9 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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.
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.
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 (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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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) Manusmṛti 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
(-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.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sudhanvan (सुधन्वन्):—[su-dhanvan] (nvā) 5. m. An archer; artist of the gods; prince so named.
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Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section XXXV < [Udyoga Parva]
Section LXVII < [Sisupala-badha Parva]
Section XVIII < [Dronabhisheka Parva]
Ramayana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 1.110.2 < [Sukta 110]
Rig Veda 3.60.5 < [Sukta 60]
Rig Veda 1.110.8 < [Sukta 110]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 33 - Description of Creation (4) < [Section 5 - Umā-Saṃhitā]
Chapter 30 - Satī’s casting off of her body and the subsequent disorder < [Section 2.2 - Rudra-saṃhitā (2): Satī-khaṇḍa]