Surabhimaruta, Surabhimāruta: 3 definitions



Surabhimaruta 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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Surabhimaruta in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Surabhimāruta (सुरभिमारुत) is the name of a forest, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 69. Accordingly, as a Vidyādhara said to Puṣkarākṣa: “... when cursed in these words by the hermit [Vijitāsu] I became a camel on this earth, and now, thanks to you, my curse is at an end; so go to that forest on the other side of the western sea, named Surabhimāruta, and obtain for a wife that heavenly creature [Vinayavatī], who would make Śrī herself lose all pride in her own beauty...”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Surabhimāruta, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Surabhimaruta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Surabhimāruta (सुरभिमारुत):—[=su-rabhi-māruta] [from su-rabhi] n. ‘having fr° winds’ Name of a forest, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Surabhimāruta (सुरभिमारुत):—adj. mit wohlriechenden Winden versehen; n. Nomen proprium eines Waldes [Kathāsaritsāgara 69, 109.]

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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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