Sukshetra, Sukṣetra, Su-kshetra: 7 definitions


Sukshetra 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.

The Sanskrit term Sukṣetra can be transliterated into English as Suksetra or Sukshetra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sukshetra in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Sukṣetra (सुक्षेत्र).—A son of the second Sāvarṇa Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 71.

1b) A son of Brahmasāvarṇi Manu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 28.
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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Sukṣetra (सुक्षेत्र) refers to a type of building (residence), according to the Devyāmata (chapter 105).—Accordingly, [while describing the construction of residence for initiates]—“[...] The residence for the initiates should be built not too far from water. Initiates should live in a fine, unpolluted place. The residence should have one, two, or three rooms. Or a four-roomed residence should be built, according to funding. A pleasing hiraṇyanābha or sukṣetra may be built”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sukshetra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sukṣetra (सुक्षेत्र).—a. sprung from a good womb.

Sukṣetra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and kṣetra (क्षेत्र).

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

Sukṣetra (सुक्षेत्र).—1. [neuter] a good field.

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Sukṣetra (सुक्षेत्र).—2. [adjective] having or granting good fields (dwellings).

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

1) Sukṣetra (सुक्षेत्र):—[=su-kṣetra] [from su] n. an excellent field, [Ṛg-veda; Manu-smṛti; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] mf(ā)n. affording a good field or dwelling-place, [Ṛg-veda; Harivaṃśa]

3) [v.s. ...] having good fields, [Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] sprung from a good womb, [Suśruta]

5) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of the 10th Manu, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] n. a house with three halls (towards the south, the west and the north), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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Sukshetra 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

[«previous next»] — Sukshetra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sukṣētra (ಸುಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ):—

1) [noun] a fertile land.

2) [noun] a religiously important, piligramage place.

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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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