Sumuhurta, Sumuhūrta: 5 definitions


Sumuhurta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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)

[«previous next»] — Sumuhurta in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sumuhūrta (सुमुहूर्त) or Śubhamuhūrta refers to an “auspicious time” (viz., conjunction of stars)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.18. Accordingly as Brahmā said to Śiva:—“[...] O bull-emblemed God, hear what my son told me regarding Satī. Rest assured that what you wanted to achieve has been achieved. Dakṣa has said: ‘[...] Let Him come to me in an auspicious conjunction of stars [viz., Sumuhūrta]. Then, O Brahmā, I shall offer my daughter to Him in the form of Alms. O bull-emblemed God, Dakṣa has told me so. Go to his house in an auspicious hour [viz., Śubhamuhūrta] and bring her here.’”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sumuhurta in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

sumuhūrta (सुमुहूर्त).—m An auspicious period.

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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

[«previous next»] — Sumuhurta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Sumuhūrta (सुमुहूर्त):—[=su-muhūrta] [from su > su-ma] m. (only [locative case] te), a lucky hour, [Siṃhāsana-dvātriṃśikā or vikramāditya-caritra, jaina recension]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. occurring at a lucky h°, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German]

Sumuhurta 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»] — Sumuhurta in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sumuhūrta (ಸುಮುಹೂರ್ತ):—[noun] a very aspicious moment.

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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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