Suryanarayana, aka: Surya-narayana, Sūryanārāyaṇa; 2 Definition(s)
Suryanarayana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Sūryanārāyaṇa (सूर्यनारायण) is depicted as a sculpture on the ninth pillar of the southern half of the maṇḍapa of the temple of Lokeśvara in a scene known as “The story of the churning of the ocean”.—On the top of the mountain is a male figure which looks like Sūryanārāyaṇa and not Viṣṇu. By and large, the images of the Sun god are shown with two hands, holding lotus in each and a halo behind his head. Here also, it may not be wrong to identify the figure as Sūryanārāyaṇa because the figure has only two hands with a lotus in each.Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (śilpa)
Śilpaśāstra (शिल्पशास्त्र, shilpa-shastra) represents the ancient Indian science of creative arts such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vāstuśāstra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
Languages of India and abroad
sūryanārāyaṇa (सूर्यनारायण).—m (S) A name for the sun in its personification as a deity.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Search found 774 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:
Sūrya (सूर्य, “sunday”) corresponds with the sun and refers to the first of seven vāra (da...
Narayana (or, Nārāyaṇa) refers to one of the 84 castes (gaccha) in the Jain community according...
Suryakānta (सुर्यकान्त) refers to a type of precious stone (gem or jewel) typically used in anc...
suṛyā (सुऱ्या).—m A vessel drilled with holes. a That sings second with.
sūryabhakta (सूर्यभक्त).—c A worshipper of the sun. A jocose term for a bankrupt.
Sūryavaṃśa (सूर्यवंश).—To be revived by Manu at the end of Kali.** Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 1...
sūryamaṇḍala (सूर्यमंडल).—n (S) The region of the sun; the region supposed to exist around the ...
Sūryadvīpa (सूर्यद्वीप) is one of the continents (dvīpa) of the middle-world (madhyaloka), enci...
Nārāyaṇāstra (नारायणास्त्र) is a Sanskrit word for a weapon used in Purāṇic literature, such...
Sūryāvartā (सूर्यावर्ता).—Name of a river originating from the top of the mountain in ...
Saptasūrya (सप्तसूर्य).—The seven Suns, burning up the universe.** Vāyu-purāṇa 7. 52.
According to the Śāradātilaka, quoted in Śrītatvanidhi (II,5:2), there is a form of polyceph...
The Sūrya-siddhānta is by far the most widely used Sanskrit text on astronomy. It has been h...
Sūryasamudra (सूर्यसमुद्र) is the name of an ocean (samudra) surrouding the continent of Sūryad...
Saṅgītanārāyaṇa (सङ्गीतनारायण).—In the Saṅgīta Nārāyaṇa (by king Nārāyaṇa 1800 A.D.) it is said...
Search found books containing Suryanarayana, Surya-narayana or Sūryanārāyaṇa. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)
- Was this explanation helpful? Leave a comment:
Make this page a better place for research and define the term yourself in your own words.