Sukanya, Sukanyā: 10 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
Sukanyā (सुकन्या):—Daughter of Śaryāti (one of the ten sons of Śrāddhadeva or Vaivasvata Manu). She was given to Cyavana Muni as his wife. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.3.2)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1) Sukanyā (सुकन्या).—The wife of the hermit Cyavana. See under Cyavana, Para 3.
2) Sukanyā (सुकन्या).—The wife of the hermit Mātariśvā. The hermit Maṅkaṇaka was the son born to Mātariśvā by Sukanyā. (See under Maṅkaṇaka).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Sukanyā (सुकन्या).—A daughter of Sayāti: when once she went with her father to the hermitage of Cyavana, she saw an anthill with two luminous objects in holes which she pricked with a thorn. This resulted in blood-flowing from the eyes of the sage Cyavana. The king asked the sage's pardon by giving his daughter in marriage. Aśvins called on them and made Cyavana look young to the puzzle of Sukanyā. The Aśvins revealed to her of Cyavana's rejuvenation. Once her father came and seeing her with a young man, he took him to be her paramour and scolded her. But when he heard the truth of the matter he was pleased.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 3. 2-23; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 1. 93; 8. 31; 25. 80; 61. 19; Matsya-purāṇa 12. 21; Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 90; 86. 23. Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 1. 62.
1b) Mother of Sumedhas.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 70. 26.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology
Sukanya was a princess. She once mistakenly blinded the sage Chyavana, and to make amends for her mistake married him. He was much older than her, yet they were very happy together. The Ashwini twins were smitten by her beauty so they came up with a plan to trick her. They offered to restore her husband's sight and youth. As she did not have any suspicions of thier motive, she accepted.Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Sukanyā (सुकन्या): Meaning - Fair-maid, The wife of Chyavana whom the Ashvins beheld at her bath, bare of any garment.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
sukānyā (सुकान्या).—See above sukāṇa &c.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
sukāṇyā (सुकाण्या).—m A helmsman. Fig. A leader
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sukanyā (सुकन्या).—[feminine] [Name] of a woman (beautiful girl).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Sukanyā (सुकन्या):—[=su-kanyā] [from su] f. a beautiful girl, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of a daughter of Śaryāta (or ti) and wife of the Ṛṣi Cyavana, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]; etc. (also yakā).
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Sukanyā (सुकन्या):—f. Nomen proprium einer Tochter Śaryāta’s (Śaryāti’s) und Gattin Cyavana's [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 4, 1, 5, 6. 10, 13.] [Mahābhārata 1, 939. 3, 10321. fgg. 17035. 5, 3970.] [Harivaṃśa 643.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 354.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 9, 3, 2. fgg.] [HALL] in der Einl. zu [VĀSAVAD. 50.] Mutter Maṅkaṇaka’s (Vater Mātariśvan) [Mahābhārata 9, 2245.]
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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The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section CXXIII < [Tirtha-yatra Parva]
Section CXXII < [Tirtha-yatra Parva]
Section CXXV < [Tirtha-yatra Parva]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 281 - Greatness of Cyavaneśvara (Continued) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 280 - Greatness of Cyavaneśvara (Cyavana-īśvara) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 284 - Greatness of Sukanyāsaras (Sukanyā-saras) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Satapatha Brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 15 - Cyavana’s Penance and Enjoyments < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Chapter 16 - The Horse Goes to Cyavana’s Hermitage < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Chapter 8 - Description of the Solar Race (Ādityavaṃśa or Sūryavaṃśa) < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]