Suruci, aka: Surucī; 4 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Suruchi.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Suruci (सुरुचि).—A wife of Uttānapāda. Svāyambhuva Manu had two sons called Priyavrata and Uttānapāda. Uttānapāda married Suruci and Sunīti. A son called Uttama was born to Suruci and to Sunīti was born Dhruva, (For details see under Dhruva).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1) Surucī (सुरुची).—The Yakṣa presiding over the month of Tapas.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 11. 39.

2a) Suruci (सुरुचि).—A Gandharva with the sun in the Śarat season.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 23. 13; III. 7. 11.

2b) A son of Marīci.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 110.

2c) The favourite wife of Uttānapāda and mother of Uttama;1 took Dhruva to task for getting into his father's lap and asked him to go to forest. It was predicted that she would die falling into forest fire; welcomed Dhruva returning from tapas;2 insulted Dhruva, the son of the king by Sunīti.3

  • 1) Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 11. 2
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 8. 8-23, 41-7.
  • 3) Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 11. 7, 10.

2d) Resides in the āśvayuja in the Sun's chariot.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 10. 11.
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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

1. Suruci. The Bodhisatta born as a brahmin in the time of Mangala Buddha. J.i.32; Bu.iv.10.

2. Suruci. A king of Mithila. See the Suruci Jataka. Cf. Mhv.ii.4; Dpv.iii.7; Mtu.i.348.

3. Suruci. A king of Mithila, father of Mahapanada. See the Suruci Jataka.

4. Suruci. A palace, occupied by Vessabhu Buddha before his renunciation. Bu.xxii.19.

5. Suruci. A palace occupied by Kakusandha Buddha before his renunciation. Bu.xxiii.16.

6. Suruci. A tapasa. See Sarada.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Suruci (सुरुचि).—n. of a pratyekabuddha: MSV i.214.19 ff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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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