Sumantu, Su-mantu: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sumantu (सुमन्तु) is the name of a Sage (Muni) who once attended a great sacrifice by Dakṣa, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.27. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] once a great sacrifice was started by Dakṣa, O sage. To partake in that sacrifice, the celestial and terrestrial sages and devas were invited by Śiva and they reached the place being deluded by Śiva’s Māyā. [Sumantu, ...] and many others along with their sons and wives arrived at the sacrifice of Dakṣa—my son”.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sumantu (सुमन्तु).—General. A maharṣi, disciple of Vyāsa. Asita, Devala, Vaiśampāyana, Sumantu and Jaimini were the chief disciples of Vyāsa. (See under Guruparamparā and Bhārata). Other information.

(i) Vyāsa taught him all the Vedas and the Mahābhārata. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 63, Verse 89).

(ii) He was a member in the court of Yudhiṣṭhira. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 11).

(iii) He was one of the munis who visited Bhīṣma on his bed of arrows. (Śānti Parva, Chapter 47, Verse 5). (See full article at Story of Sumantu from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Sumantu (सुमन्तु).—A sage who was invited for the Rājasūya of Yudhiṣṭhira.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 74. 7.

1b) A son of Jaimini and father of Sutvan or Sunvan; learnt a saṃhitā of the sāma veda from him, divided the atharva veda into two divisions;1 a pupil of Vyāsa, helped him in arranging the atharva veda; in charge of the atharvāṅgira (Atharva Veda); Kabandha, the pupil of, to whom was given by him the whole of the atharva veda.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 6. 75; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 1. 13; 34. 13; 35. 31, 55; Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 26; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 6. 2.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 4. 22; XII. 6. 53; 7. 1; Vāyu-purāṇa 60. 13, 15; 61. 49; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 4. 9; 6. 8-9.

1c) A son of Aṭṭahāsa avatār of the Lord.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 193.

1d) A son of Janhu; and father of Ajaka.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 7. 7-8.
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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (pancaratra)

Sumantu (सुमन्तु) or Sumantusaṃhitā is the name of a Vaiṣṇava Āgama scripture, classified as a sāttvika type of the Muniprokta group of Pāñcarātra Āgamas. The vaiṣṇavāgamas represent one of the three classes of āgamas (traditionally communicated wisdom).—Texts of the Pāñcara Āgamas are divided in to two sects. It is believed that Lord Vāsudeva revealed the first group of texts which are called Divya and the next group is called Muniprokta which are further divided in to three viz. a. Sāttvika (e.g., Sumantu-saṃhitā). b. Rājasa. c. Tāmasa.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sumantu (सुमन्तु).—a.

1) advising well.

2) very faulty or blameable. (-m.) a good adviser.

Sumantu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and mantu (मन्तु).

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

Sumantu (सुमन्तु).—m.

(-ntuḥ) A saint and legislator so named. E. su + mana—tun .

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

Sumantu (सुमन्तु).—[adjective] easily knowable or well known.

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

1) Sumantu (सुमन्तु):—[=su-mantu] [from su > su-ma] mfn. easily known, well known, [Ṛg-veda x, 12, 6; 64, 1]

2) [v.s. ...] m. friendly sentiment or invocation, [ib. i, 129, 7]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a teacher (disciple of Vyāsa and author of a Dharma-śāstra), [Gṛhya-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] of a king, [Kṛṣṇaj.]

5) [v.s. ...] of a son of Jahnu, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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

Sumantu (सुमन्तु):—(ntuḥ) 2. m. A saint and legislator so named.

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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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