Sukhodaya, aka: Sukha-udaya; 2 Definition(s)


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1a) Sukhodaya (सुखोदय).—A son of Medhātithi and founder of the Sukhodayam kingdom (Sukhānu kingdom in Plakṣadvīpa).*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 14. 36-8; Vāyu-purāṇa 33. 32; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 4 and 5.

1b) A varṣa adjoining the Nārada hill of Plakṣa;1 same as the Kaumāram.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 14. 38; 19. 15; Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 14;
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 122. 22.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Sukhodaya (सुखोदय).—

1) dawn or realization of happiness.

2) an intoxicating drink.

Derivable forms: sukhodayaḥ (सुखोदयः).

Sukhodaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sukha and udaya (उदय).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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