Supara, Supāra: 5 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Supāra (सुपार).—[adjective] easy to be crossed or subdued; easily carrying across, helping, furthering.

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

1) Supāra (सुपार):—[=su-pāra] [from su > su-pakva] mf(ā)n. easy to be crossed, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] easy to be borne, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] quickly passing off (as rain), [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] leading to a prosperous issue, [ib.; Taittirīya-saṃhitā]

5) [v.s. ...] m. [particular] personification, [Sāma-vidhāna-brāhmaṇa; Gautama-dharma-śāstra]

6) Supārā (सुपारा):—[=su-pārā] [from su-pāra > su > su-pakva] f. (in Sāṃkhya) one of the 9 kinds of Tuṣṭi, [Tattvasamāsa]

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Supara 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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