Surajyeshtha, Surajyeṣṭha, Sura-jyeshtha: 7 definitions


Surajyeshtha 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.

The Sanskrit term Surajyeṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Surajyestha or Surajyeshtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Surajyeṣṭha (सुरज्येष्ठ) refers to the “eldest of Devas”, and is used as an epithet of Brahmā, in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.18. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] Due to His real affection or as a part of His divine sports in conformity with the conventions of the world or due to the devotion of Satī, Śiva immediately spoke to me like an ordinary man: ‘O eldest of Devas [viz., Surajyeṣṭha], what did your son (Daṣka) do in the matter of Satī. Tell me lest my heart should be severed by the cupid’”.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Surajyeshtha in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: Devotees Vaishnavas: Śrī Garga Saṃhitā

Surajyeṣṭha (सुरज्येष्ठ) refers to the “best of the demigods” and is used as an epithet for Brahmā, in the Gargasaṃhitā chapter 6.3. Accordingly, “[...] by his mystic power he [viz., Raivata] traveled to Brahmaloka. His intention to ask for a proper husband for his daughter, he bowed before the demigod Brahmā. As the Apsarā Pūrvacitti was singing, he found his opportunity. Aware that now he had Brahmā’s attention, he spoke what was in his heart: ‘[...] You are self-born. You are the grandfather of all in the universe. You are the best of the demigods (Surajyeṣṭha). You see everything. O lord, please tell me who should become my daughter's husband, a divine husband that lives forever and has all virtues’”.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Surajyeshtha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Surajyeṣṭha (सुरज्येष्ठ).—an epithet of Brahman.

Derivable forms: surajyeṣṭhaḥ (सुरज्येष्ठः).

Surajyeṣṭha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sura and jyeṣṭha (ज्येष्ठ).

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

Surajyeṣṭha (सुरज्येष्ठ).—m.

(-ṣṭhaḥ) Brahma. E. sura a deity, and jyeṣṭha elder.

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

Surajyeṣṭha (सुरज्येष्ठ):—[=sura-jyeṣṭha] [from sura > sur] m. ‘oldest of the gods’, Name of Brahmā, [ib.]

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

Surajyeṣṭha (सुरज्येष्ठ):—[sura-jyeṣṭha] (ṣṭhaḥ) 1. m. Brahmā.

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Surajyeshtha 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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