Supara, Supāra: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Supāra (सुपार).—A set of Devas who flourished in Tāmasa Manvantara. Besides the Supāras there were three other sets of Devas during the Manvantara, called the Haris, Satyas and Sudhīs. (For details see under Manvantara).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Supāra (सुपार).—A son of Samara and father of Pṛthu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 41, 42.

1b) One of the five devagaṇas of the epoch of Ṛtusāvarṇi; mind-born son of Brahmā with ten branches.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 87.

1c) A group of 27 gods of Tāmasa epoch.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 1. 16.
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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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