Sunitha, Sunītha, Sunīthā, Su-nitha: 10 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Sunītha (सुनीथ):—Son of Santati (son of Alarka). His son was called Niketana. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.8)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Sunītha (सुनीथ).—A maharṣi who lives in the court of Indra worshipping him. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 58, Verse 28).

2) Sunītha (सुनीथ).—A King who lives in the court of Yama worshipping him. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 8).

3) Sunītha (सुनीथ).—Another name of Śiśupāla. (See under Śiśupāla).

4) Sunītha (सुनीथ).—King of Sunītha. He was jealous of Yudhiṣṭhira being crowned King. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 39, Verse 14).

5) Sunītha (सुनीथ).—A King of the Vṛṣṇi dynasty. He was taught the science of archery (dhanurveda) by Pradyumna, son of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. (Vana Parva, Chapter 183).

6) Sunītha (सुनीथ).—A King of the Bharata dynasty, son of Suṣeṇa and father of Nreakṣus. (Bhāgavata, 9th Skandha).

7) Sunīthā (सुनीथा).—Mental daughter of Mṛtyudevatā (lord of death). Famous for her beauty in all the three worlds, Sunīthā begot a son called Vena by King Aṅga. (See under Vena).

8) Sunītha (सुनीथ).—A hymn, the recitation of which will keep away serpents. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 58, Verse 23).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Sunītha (सुनीथ).—A son of Santati and father of Suketana (Suketu-vā. p. & vi. p.); a righteous king.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 8; Vāyu-purāṇa 92. 69; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 8. 19.

1b) A son of Suṣeṇa and father of Nṛcakṣu (Nṛpacakṣu, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 41; Matsya-purāṇa 50. 81; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 21. 12.

1c) A son of Subala and father of Satyajit.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 49.

1d) A son of Saunati and father of Kṣema.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 67. 73.

1e) A son of Satyā and Kṛṣṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 252.

1f) A son of Nāgnajiti(jit) and Kṛṣṇa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 47. 19; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 243.

1g) A son of Śrutaśravas and Caidya; a righteous monarch.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 46. 6.

1h) A son of Kṣema.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 49. 79.

1i) In the Gayāśilā.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 108. 48.

2) Sunīthā (सुनीथा).—Daughter of Mṛtya(u) (Pitṛs); queen of Anga and mother of Vena; informed beforehand of Vena's coronation; protected his dead body of mantras.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 13. 18; 14. 2 & 35; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 108. Matsya-purāṇa 4. 44; 10. 3; Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 93, 108. Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 13. 7, 11.
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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Sunīthā (सुनीथा).—The wife of King Aṅga and mother of Vena.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Sunītha (सुनीथ) is the name of a Dānava who was slain in battle and reborn as king Candraprabha, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 45. Accordingly, as the Asura Maya said in secret conclave to king Candraprabha: “... listen, King [Candraprabha]; I [Maya] will to-day tell you a secret long guarded. You are a Dānava, Sunītha by name, my mighty son, and Sūryaprabha is your younger brother, named Sumundīka; after you were slain in the war of the gods you were born here as father and son. That Dānava body of yours has been preserved by me, skilfully embalmed with heavenly drugs and ghee. Therefore you must enter a cavern and visit Pātāla, and then return to your own body by a charm which I will teach you”.

The story of Sunītha was narrated by the Vidyādhara king Vajraprabha to prince Naravāhanadatta in order to relate how “Sūryaprabha, being a man, obtain of old time the sovereignty over the Vidyādharas”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Sunītha, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sunītha (सुनीथ).—a. [sunī-kthan Uṇ.2.2] Of prudent bahaviour, moral, good.

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Sunītha (सुनीथ).—a. well-disposed, well conducted, righteous, virtuous, good. (-thaḥ) 1 a Brāhmaṇa.

2) Name of Śiśupāla, q. v.; तस्मिन्नभ्यर्चिते कृष्णे सुनीथः शत्रुकर्षणः (tasminnabhyarcite kṛṣṇe sunīthaḥ śatrukarṣaṇaḥ) Mb.1.39.11.

3) Ved. a good leader.

Sunītha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and nītha (नीथ).

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

Sunītha (सुनीथ).—mfn.

(-thaḥ-thā-thaṃ) Virtuous, moral, good, of proper disposition or conduct. m.

(-thaḥ) A Brahmana. su well, to obtain, aff. thak .

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

Sunītha (सुनीथ).—adj. righteous.

Sunītha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and nītha (नीथ).

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

Sunītha (सुनीथ).—[adjective] well conducting or conducted; [masculine] a man’s name.

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

1) Sunītha (सुनीथ):—[=su-nītha] [from su > su-nakṣatra] mfn. giving or enjoying good guidance, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] well-conducted, righteous, moral, good, [Uṇādi-sūtra ii, 2 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a [particular] verse, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] a Brāhman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a man, [Ṛg-veda v, 79, 2]

6) [v.s. ...] of a son of Kṛṣṇa, [Harivaṃśa]

7) [v.s. ...] of a son of Saṃnati or Saṃtati, [ib.]

8) [v.s. ...] of a son of Su-ṣeṇa, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

9) [v.s. ...] of a son of Su-bala, [ib.]

10) [v.s. ...] of Śiśu-pāla, [Mahābhārata]

11) [v.s. ...] of a Dānava, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

12) Sunīthā (सुनीथा):—[=su-nīthā] [from su-nītha > su > su-nakṣatra] f. (also tha-kanyā) Name of the first-born daughter of Mṛtyu or death (wife of Aṅga), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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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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