Surocana, Surocanā: 5 definitions


Surocana 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Surochana.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Surocanā (सुरोचना).—A female attendant of Subrahmaṇya (Śalya Parva, Chapter 46, Verse 29).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Surocana (सुरोचन).—A territorial division of Śālmalidvīpa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 20. 9.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Surocanā (सुरोचना) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.28). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Surocanā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Surocana (सुरोचन):—[=su-rocana] [from su > su-yaj] mfn. (used in explaining su-rukma), [Nirukta, by Yāska viii, 11]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Yajña-bāhu, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) Surocanā (सुरोचना):—[=su-rocanā] [from su-rocana > su > su-yaj] f. Name of one of the Mātṛs attending on Skanda, [Mahābhārata]

4) Surocana (सुरोचन):—[=su-rocana] [from su > su-yaj] n. Name of the Varṣa ruled by Yajña-bāhu, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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Surocana 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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