Sukarmin: 1 definition

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Sukarmin 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sukarmin (सुकर्मिन्) refers to “good rites”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.2.—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra said to the three daughters of Svadhā (i.e., Menā, Dhanyā, Kalāvatī) after cursing them:—“[...] without adversity how can one attain greatness? To persons of good rites (i.e., sukarmin), if misery vanishes happiness is likely to be difficult of access. Ye the daughters of forefathers shall shine in heaven. By the vision of Viṣṇu your evil actions have been quelled”.

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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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