Surarshi, Surarṣi, Sura-rishi, Surarishi: 6 definitions


Surarshi 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 Surarṣi can be transliterated into English as Surarsi or Surarshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Surarṣi (सुरर्षि) refers to “celestial sages”, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.27. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] once a great sacrifice was started by Dakṣa, [...] Brahminical, Royal and celestial sages [viz., surarṣi], kings, with their friends, ministers, armies etc, Vasus and other chief Gaṇadevatas—all of them were invited by him in the sacrifice”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Surarṣi (सुरर्षि).—m.

(-rṣiḥ) A Rishi, or sage of divine order, as Narada, &c. E. sura a deity, and ṛṣi a saint.

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

Surarṣi (सुरर्षि).—[masculine] a divine sage.

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

1) Surarṣi (सुरर्षि):—[=sura-ṛṣi] [from sura > sur] m. = -rṣi, [column]3 [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [=sura-rṣi] [from sura > sur] m. (ra + ṛṣi) a divine Ṛṣi, a Ṛ° dwelling among the g°, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] [plural] the gods and Ṛṣis, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Surarṣi (सुरर्षि):—(rṣiḥ) 2. m. A Rishi or sage of a divine order.

[Sanskrit to German]

Surarshi 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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