Sushanti, Suśānti: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Suśānti can be transliterated into English as Susanti or Sushanti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Suśānti (सुशान्ति):—Son of Śānti (son of Nīla). He had a son named Puruja. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.31)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Suśānti (सुशान्ति).—A King of the Bharata dynasty. He was Śānti’s son and father of Puruja. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 9).

2) Suśānti (सुशान्ति).—Indra during the third Manvantara. (See under Manvantara).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Suśānti (सुशान्ति).—The son of Śānti and father of Puruja (Puramjaya, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 21. 31; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 57.

1b) Indra of the Uttama epoch of Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 37; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 1. 13.

1c) A son of Nīla.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 50. 1; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 194.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Suśānti (सुशान्ति) refers to one of the eight Heroes (vīra-aṣṭaka) associated with Nādapīṭha (identified with Kulūta), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The eight Heroes (vīrāṣṭaka): Vīreśa, Sumaṅgala, Mahājaṅgala, Huṃkāra, Suśānti, Parama, Prabodha, Praśānta.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Suśānti (सुशान्ति):—[=su-śānti] [from su > su-śaṃsa] f. perfect calm or tranquillity, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Indra under the third Manu, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] of a son of Aja-mīḍha, [Harivaṃśa]

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Śānti, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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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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