Suryavarta, aka: Surya-avarta, Sūryāvarta, Sūryāvartā; 3 Definition(s)

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Purana

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Sūryāvartā (सूर्यावर्ता).—Name of a river originating from the top of the mountain in the middle of Sūryadvīpa, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 84. Sūryadvīpa is the name of a celestial region (dvīpa) situated to the north of Kuruvarṣa.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Suryavarta in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Sūryāvarta (सूर्यावर्त).—

1) a kind of sun-flower.

2) a head-ache which increases or diminishes according to the course of the sun (Mar. ardhaśiśī).

Derivable forms: sūryāvartaḥ (सूर्यावर्तः).

Sūryāvarta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sūrya and āvarta (आवर्त).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English 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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