Surapa, aka: Surāpa, Sura-pa; 4 Definition(s)

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Surāpa (सुराप) is another name for Devāvṛta, one of the seven major mountains in Krauñcadvīpa, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 88. All of these mountains are tall and filled with gems. Krauñcadvīpa is one of the seven islands (dvīpa), ruled over by Jyotiṣmān, one of the ten sons of Priyavrata, son of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

1a) Surāpa (सुराप).—1 the drinking of spirituous liquors leads to the Sūkara hell.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 152.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 2. 154, 167.

1b) A group of gods of the XII epoch of Manu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 34.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Surāpa (सुराप).—a.

1) a drinker of spirituous liquor; Ms.11.49.

2) pleasant, agreeable.

3) wise, sage.

Surāpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms surā and pa (प).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Surāpa (सुराप).—mfn.

(-paḥ-pī-paṃ) Drinking spirits.

(-paḥ-pā-paṃ) 1. Wise. 2. Pleasant, agreeable. 3. Preserving spirits. E. surā vinous liquor, or sura a deity, to drink or cherish, with or without the prefix āṅ, and ṭhak or ka aff.

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