Supunya, aka: Supuṇyā; 2 Definition(s)


Supunya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Supuṇyā (सुपुण्या).—A river in India famous in the Purāṇas. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 221, Verse 9).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Supuṇyā (सुपुण्या) refers to the name of a River mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.35). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Supuṇyā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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