Suresha, Sureśa, Sura-isha: 9 definitions

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Suresha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Sureśa can be transliterated into English as Suresa or Suresha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Sureśa (सुरेश).—A son of Tala, the Pāñcajanyāgni, one of the fifteen Agnis who cause hindrances to yajñas. (Vana Parva, Chapter 220, Verse 13);

2) Sureśa (सुरेश).—A Sanātana Viśvadeva (eternal lord of Universe). (Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 91, Verse 35).

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sureśa (सुरेश) refers to the “chiefs of Devas”, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.27. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] once a great sacrifice was started by Dakṣa, [...] In the meantime, Dadhīci a devotee of Śiva, realising that lord Śiva was not there became dispirited and spoke thus:—‘[...] Of course, the chiefs of Devas [viz., Sureśa], the great sages and the guardians of the quarters have all come. Yet the sacrifice cannot be perfect and complete without the noble-souled, trident-holder Śiva’”.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sureśa (सुरेश).—

1) Name of Indra.

2) Name of Viṣṇu. (upendraḥ); स्वर्लोकमागच्छ गतज्वरश्चिरं सुरेन्द्र गुप्तं गतदोषकल्मषम् (svarlokamāgaccha gatajvaraściraṃ surendra guptaṃ gatadoṣakalmaṣam) Rām.1.15.34. °गोपः (gopaḥ) a cochineal. °जित् (jit) m. Name of Garuḍa.

Derivable forms: sureśaḥ (सुरेशः).

Sureśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sura and īśa (ईश). See also (synonyms): surendra, sureśvara.

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Sureśa (सुरेश).—

1) Name of Indra.

2) of Śiva. (-) 1 the celestial Ganges.

2) Durgā.

Derivable forms: sureśaḥ (सुरेशः).

Sureśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sura and īśa (ईश). See also (synonyms): sureśvara.

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

Sureśa (सुरेश).—[masculine] = [preceding] (also [Epithet] of other gods).

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

1) Sureśa (सुरेश):—[from sura > sur] m. a lord of the gods, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a [particular] god, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] of a [particular] Agni (son of Tapas), [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] of Indra, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Kathāsaritsāgara; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] of Viṣṇu-Kṛṣṇa, [Catalogue(s)]

6) [v.s. ...] of Śiva, [Śivagītā, ascribed to the padma-purāṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] of a place, [Pañcarātra]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Sureśa (सुरेश) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Suresa.

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Suresha 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Suresa (सुरेस) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Sureśa.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Surēśa (ಸುರೇಶ):—[noun] = ಸುರೇಂದ್ರ [suremdra].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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