Sukirti, Sukīrti: 8 definitions



Sukirti means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Sukīrti (सुकीर्ति).—(Bhārgava)—a sage of the second Sāvarṇa epoch.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 69.
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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda

Sukīrti (सुकीर्ति) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.

Sukīrti is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Sukīrti (सुकीर्ति) is the name of a Bodhisattva mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Sukīrti).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Sukīrti (सुकीर्ति).—name of a former Buddha: Mahāvastu i.136.14.

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

Sukīrti (सुकीर्ति).—1. [feminine] good praise, celebration.

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Sukīrti (सुकीर्ति).—2. [adjective] praiseworthy, glorious.

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

1) Sukīrti (सुकीर्ति):—[=su-kīrti] [from su] f. good praise, hymn of praise, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. well or easily praised, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] glorious, [Śivagītā, ascribed to the padma-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of the author of [Ṛg-veda x, 131] (having the [patronymic] Kākṣīvata.)

5) [v.s. ...] of the above hymn, [Brāhmaṇa; Vaitāna-sūtra]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Sukīrti (सुकीर्ति):—1. f. würdiges Lob, - Preis [Ṛgveda 1, 60, 3.] su.ī.tiṃ bhikṣe.varuṇasya.bhūreḥ [2, 28, 1. 5, 10, 4. 8, 26, 19.] tavedu.tāḥ sukī.tayo sannu.a praśastayaḥ [45, 33.]

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Sukīrti (सुकीर्ति):—2.

1) adj. a) wohl —, leicht zu preisen: asa.yathā no.varuṇaḥ sukī.tiḥ [Ṛgveda 1, 186, 3.] — b) ruhmreich: Śiva [Śivanāmasahasra] —

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Kākṣīvata, Liedverfassers von [Ṛgveda 10, 131.] Daher auch Bez. dieses Liedes [Aitareyabrāhmaṇa 5, 15. 6, 29.] [Śāṅkhāyana’s Brāhmaṇa 30, 5.]

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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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