Surananda, Surānandā, Sura-ananda, Surānanda: 6 definitions

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Surananda 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Surānanda (सुरानन्द) refers to a type of temple (prāsāda) classified, according to Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra chapter 57. The temple is mentioned as one of the twenty temples being a favorite of Viṣṇu. The Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra is an 11th-century encyclopedia dealing with various topics from the Vāstuśāstra.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Surananda in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Surānandā (सुरानन्दा).—A Devī on the Geyacakra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 19. 75.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Surananda in Kavya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Surānanda (सुरानन्द) is the name of an important person (viz., an Ācārya or Kavi) mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—One of the ancestral poets of Rājaśekhara. Who has born in the Yāyāvara family of which Rājaśekhara was a descendent.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Surananda in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Surānanda (सुरानन्द) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a teacher of yoga. Mentioned in Haṭhapradīpikā Oxf. 233^b.

2) Surānanda (सुरानन्द):—a poet from Cedi, an ancestor of Rājaśekhara. Śp. p. 77. Sūktimuktāvali.

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

1) Suranandā (सुरनन्दा):—[=sura-nandā] [from sura > sur] f. ‘joy of the gods’, Name of a river, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Surānanda (सुरानन्द):—[from sura > sur] m. Name of a teacher, [Catalogue(s)]

3) [v.s. ...] of a poet, [Śārṅgadhara-paddhati]

4) Surānandā (सुरानन्दा):—[from surānanda > sura > sur] f. Name of a Surāṅganā, [Siṃhāsana-dvātriṃśikā or vikramāditya-caritra, jaina recension]

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Surananda 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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