Sukhada, Sukha-da, Sukhadā: 15 definitions


Sukhada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, biology. 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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In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Sukhada (सुखद, “granting comfort”) refers to one of the twelve effects of āya (“profit”), according to the Mānasāra. Āya is the first of the āyādiṣaḍvarga, or “six principles” that constitute the “horoscope” of an architectural or iconographic object. Their application is intended to “verify” the measurements of the architectural and iconographic object against the dictates of astrology that lay out the conditions of auspiciousness.

The particular āya (e.g., sukhada) of all architectural and iconographic objects (settlement, building, image) must be calculated and ascertained. This process is based on the principle of the remainder. An arithmetical formula to be used in each case is stipulated, which engages one of the basic dimensions of the object (breadth, length, or perimeter/circumference). The twelve effects of āya may all be assumed as auspicious.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sukhada (सुखद) refers to that which “bestow happiness”, 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:—“[...] O ye three daughters of forefathers, listen with pleasure to my words that will dispel your sorrow and bestow happiness (i.e., sukhada) on you. Without adversity how can one attain greatness? To persons of good rites, 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”.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Sukhadā (सुखदा) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.27). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sukhadā) 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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Sukhada in India is the name of a plant defined with Prosopis cineraria in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Adenanthera aculeata (Roxb.) W. Hunter (among others).

2) Sukhada is also identified with Santalum album It has the synonym Sirium myrtifolium L. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1820)
· Regnum Vegetabile, or ‘a Series of Handbooks for the Use of Plant Taxonomists and Plant Geographers’ (1993)
· Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland. (1810)
· Fl. Pres. Madras (1919)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1982)
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1832)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sukhada : (adj.) producing happiness.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Sukhada refers to: giving pleasure Sn. 297.

Note: sukhada is a Pali compound consisting of the words sukha and da.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sukhaḍa (सुखड).—See sukaṭa &c.

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sukhāḍa (सुखाड).—a (sukha) Pleasing, agreeable, gratifying.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sukhada (सुखद).—a. giving pleasure.

-daḥ Name of Viṣṇu. (-) 1 a courtezan of Indra's heaven.

Sukhada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sukha and da (द).

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

Sukhada (सुखद).—mfn.

(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) Conferring or affording pleasure, &c. f.

(-dā) A courtezan of Indra'S heaven. n.

(-daṃ) The seat of Vishnu. E. sukha pleasure, to give, affs. aṅ and ṭāp .

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

Sukhada (सुखद).—[sukha-da], I. adj. Affording pleasure, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 2. Ii. f. , A courtesan of Indra's heaven. Iii. n. The seat of Viṣṇu.

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

Sukhada (सुखद).—[adjective] causing happiness or joy.

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

1) Sukhada (सुखद):—[=sukha-da] [from sukha > sukh] mf(ā)n. giving pleasure or delight, [Kāvya literature; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Viṣṇu, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] a [particular] class of deceased ancestors, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] (in music) a kind of measure, [Saṃgīta-sārasaṃgraha]

5) Sukhadā (सुखदा):—[=sukha-dā] [from sukha-da > sukha > sukh] f. Prosopis Spicigera or Mimosa Suma, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] an Apsaras, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] the river Ganges, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

8) Sukhada (सुखद):—[=sukha-da] [from sukha > sukh] n. the abode of Viṣṇu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] Name of a Varṣa in Plakṣa-dvīpa, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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

Sukhada (सुखद):—[sukha-da] (daḥ-dā-daṃ) a. Conferring or affording pleasure. 1. f. A courtezan in Indra's heaven. n. Seat of Vishnu.

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Sukhada in German

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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 (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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sukhada (ಸುಖದ):—[noun] = ಸುಖಕರ [sukhakara]2 - 1 & 2.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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