Suruci, Surucī: 9 definitions


Suruci means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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 Suruchi.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.
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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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

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.

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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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General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Suruci (सुरुचि) or Mahāruci (son of Ruci and father of Patāpa) is the name of an ancient king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa) and a descendant of Mahāsaṃmata, according to the Mahābuddhavaṃsa or Maha Buddhavamsa (the great chronicle of Buddhas) Anudīpanī chapter 1, compiled by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Suruci (सुरुचि).—name of a pratyekabuddha: Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.214.19 ff.

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

1) Suruci (सुरुचि):—[=su-ruci] [from su > su-yaj] f. great delight in ([locative case]), [Śārṅgadhara-paddhati] ([varia lectio])

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Gandharva king, [Harivaṃśa]

3) [v.s. ...] of a Yakṣa, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] ([Scholiast or Commentator])

4) [v.s. ...] f. Name of a wife of Dhruva and mother of Uttama, [Purāṇa]

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Suruci 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Suruci (सुरुचि) [Also spelled suruchi]:—(nf) refined taste, good taste; ~[pūrṇa] refined, tasteful; ~[vāna] (a man) of refined taste; -[saṃpanna] gifted with a good taste.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Suruci (सुरुचि):—adj. having a good taste;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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