Suhma, Suhmā: 7 definitions


Suhma 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)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Suhma (सुह्म).—A country famous in the Purāṇas. It is stated in Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 112, Verse 29, that Pāṇḍu had conquered this country which was situated on the Eastern part of Bhārata. Bhīmasena also conquered this country during his regional conquest of the east. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 30, Verse 16).

2) Suhma (सुह्म).—A country situated in the mountainous region of North India. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 27, Verse 21, that Arjuna conquered this country during his regional conquest of the North.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Suhma (सुह्म).—Born of Dīrghatamas and Bali's wife.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 5.

1b) A Bālaya Kṣatra (Brahmā); a son of Bali.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 28.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Suhma (सुह्म) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.24.20, II.27.14, II.27.23, II.31.12, VI.10.44) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Suhma) 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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Suhmā (सुह्मा).—(m. pl.) Name of a people; आत्मा संरक्षितः सुह्मैर्वृत्तिमाश्रित्य वैतसीम् (ātmā saṃrakṣitaḥ suhmairvṛttimāśritya vaitasīm) R.4.35.

Derivable forms: suhmāḥ (सुह्माः).

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

Suhma (सुह्म).—m. pl. Name of a people, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 4, 35.

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

Suhma (सुह्म).—[masculine] [plural] [Name] of a people.

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

Suhma (सुह्म):—m. Name of a district or ([plural]) a people in the west of Bengal (called after Suhma, the son of Dīrgha-tamas and Su-deṣṇā, the wife of Bali, or the son of Kāñcaneṣudhi id est. Bali in a former birth), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

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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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