Suprasanna, Su-prasanna: 13 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Suprasanna (सुप्रसन्न) refers to “delighted”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.4.—Accordingly, after the Gods eulogized Umā (Durgā/Satī) with devotion:—“Saying so, Viṣṇu and the other gods, full of loving devotion remained waiting silently and humbly. Śivā too was delighted [i.e., suprasanna] on hearing the eulogy of the gods and ascertaining the course of the same after remembering her lord Śiva, the compassionate Umā addressed smilingly the gods, chief of whom was Viṣṇu. The Goddess, favourably disposed to her devotees, said:—[...]”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Suprasanna in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Suprasanna (सुप्रसन्न) refers to “wholly pleased (Yogin)”, according to the Mālinīvijayottaratantra, chapter 18 (“appropriate conduct of the accomplished Yogin”) verses 18.74-81 (as quoted in the Tantrāloka verse 4.213-221ab).—Accordingly, “[...] Absolutely everything is performed here [according to the rules of the Mālinīvijayottara], and, contrariwise, omitted. Yet, this (alone) is necessarily enjoined here [in the Mālinīvijayottara], O Goddess, that the wholly pleased (suprasanna) Yogin must fix his consciousness on reality; and he should therefore act only in accordance with that [reality], whatever that may be for him. Moreover, the one whose consciousness is fixed on reality, partaking even in the pleasures of the senses, is not touched by bad consequences, just as the petal of a lotus (is not affected) by water. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Suprasanna in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

suprasanna (सुप्रसन्न).—a (S) Well-pleased, favorable, propitious, favorably or kindly disposed. 2 Glad, delighted.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

suprasanna (सुप्रसन्न).—a Well-pleased; glad.

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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»] — Suprasanna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Suprasanna (सुप्रसन्न).—Name of Kubera.

Derivable forms: suprasannaḥ (सुप्रसन्नः).

Suprasanna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and prasanna (प्रसन्न).

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

Suprasanna (सुप्रसन्न).—mfn.

(-nnaḥ-nnā-nnaṃ) Well-pleased, favouring, favourable. m.

(-nnaḥ) Kuvera. E. su well, and prasanna pleased.

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

Suprasanna (सुप्रसन्न).—[adjective] very clear or bright; also = seq.

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

1) Suprasanna (सुप्रसन्न):—[=su-prasanna] [from su > su-pakva] mf(ā)n. very clear (as water), [ib.; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] very bright or serene (as the face or mind), [Pañcatantra; Hitopadeśa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] very gracious or favourable, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Kubera, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Suprasanna (सुप्रसन्न):—[su-prasanna] (nnaḥ-nnā-nnaṃ) m. Kuvera. a. Well pleased, favourable.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Suprasanna (सुप्रसन्न) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Suppasaṇṇa, Suppasanna.

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Suprasanna 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Suprasanna in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Suprasanna (सुप्रसन्न):—(a) very happy.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Suprasanna in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Suprasanna (ಸುಪ್ರಸನ್ನ):—

1) [adjective] (mentally) not perturbed; not agitated or excited; cool; calm; tranquil.

2) [adjective] satisfied; contented.

3) [adjective] favourably disposed; propitious; gracious.

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Suprasanna (ಸುಪ್ರಸನ್ನ):—

1) [noun] he who is satisfied, contented.

2) [noun] a man who is favourably disposed, propitious or gracious.

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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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