Supatra, Su-patra, Supatrā, Supātra: 10 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
Supātra (सुपात्र) is the name of a mountain situated at lake Aruṇoda and mount Mandara, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 75. The Mandara mountain lies on the eastern side of mount Meru, which is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
1) Supatrā (सुपत्रा) is another name for Rudrajaṭā, a medicinal plant identified with Aristolochia indica (Indian birthwort or duck flower) from the Aristolochiaceae or “birthwort family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.79-81 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Supatrā and Rudrajaṭā, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
2) Supatrā (सुपत्रा) is also mentioned as a synonym for Śāliparṇī, a medicinal plant identified with Desmodium gangeticum (sal leaved desmodium), from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.17-20. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Supatra and Śāliparṇī, there are a total of twenty-nine Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
3) Supatrā (सुपत्रा) is also mentioned as a synonym for Śatāvarī, a medicinal plant identified with Asparagus racemosus Willed. (or “buttermilk root”) from the Asparagaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.116-119. Together with the names Supatrā and Śatāvarī, there are a total of thirty-two Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda
Supātra (सुपात्र) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.
Supātra is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
supātra (सुपात्र).—n (S Good vessel or recipient.) A person worthy of gifts and honors. See pātra.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
supātra (सुपात्र).—n A person worthy of gifts and honours.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) having beautiful wings.
2) well-feathered (an arrow).
Supatra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and patra (पत्र).
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1) a good or suitable vessel, worthy receptacle.
2) a fit or competent person, any one well-fitted for an office, an able person.
Derivable forms: supātram (सुपात्रम्).
Supātra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and pātra (पात्र).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Supātra (सुपात्र).—(1) (= Pali Supatta), name of a crow king in the Kāka Jātaka (= Pali Supatta-j°, 292): Mahāvastu iii.125.14 ff.; (2) name of one or two former Buddhas: Mahāvastu i.137.2; iii.234.7 ff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-traṃ) The leaf of the Laurus cassia. E. su good, and patra leaf.
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(-traḥ) 1. An able or clever man. 2. A vessel of earthen ware, &c. 3. Any suitable vessel. E. su good, and pātra a vessel.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Supātra (सुपात्र).—n. 1. an earthen vessel. 2. a very fit or respectable person.
— Cf. [Gothic.] fôdr; perhaps [Latin] patera.
Supātra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and pātra (पात्र).
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Patra.
Starts with: Supatradana.
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The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Chapter XI - The Jātaka of the Crow (kāka) < [Volume III]
Chapter XV - The eighth Bhūmi < [Volume I]
Chapter XXI - Former Buddhas < [Volume III]
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)