Suryavarca, aka: Sūryavarca; 2 Definition(s)

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Suryavarca 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 Suryavarcha.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Suryavarca in Purana glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Sūryavarca (सूर्यवर्च).—The Gandharva presiding over the month of Ūrja; a Mauneya Gandharva;1 with the sun in the months of Māśi and Panguni;2 in the sun's chariot during the Phālguna month.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 11. 44; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 2; 23. 21; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 2.
  • 2) Ib. 52. 21.
  • 3) Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 10. 18.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Sūryavarca (सूर्यवर्च) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.41, I.65) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sūryavarca) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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