Susnata, Susnāta, Su-snata: 8 definitions


Susnata means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Susnāta (सुस्नात) refers to “bathing”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.54 (“Description of the duties of the chaste wife”).—Accordingly, as a Brahmin lady said to Pārvatī: “[...] During the three days of her monthly course she shall neither show her face nor speak to him. She shall not speak within his hearing till she becomes pure after her bath. After her bath (susnāta) she shall see her husband’s face and not that of anyone else. Or after thinking on her husband she shall then gaze at the sun. [...]”.

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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

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Susnāta (सुस्नात) refers to “well-washed (limbs)”, according to the 2nd-century Meghasūtra (“Cloud Sutra”) in those passages which contain ritual instructions.—Accordingly, “He who desires a mighty rain must perform this rite ‘the great-cloud-circle’ in an open space, overspread by a blue canopy, shaded by a blue banner, on a clear spot of earth; [being] a prophet of the Law, seated on a blue seat, fasting according to the aṣṭāṅga, with well-washed limbs (susnāta-gātra), clad in pure raiment, anointed with fragrant odour, wearing the three white stripes, he must recite it for a day and night continuously facing the east; [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

susnāta (सुस्नात).—a S Well-bathed. An auspicious or benedictory term used to a person about to bathe, Be thou auspiciously bathed. 2 A student who has performed his ablutions in preparation for or subsequently to a sacrifice.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Susnāta (सुस्नात).—

1) one who bathes at the end of a sacrifice; L. D. B.

2) well purified by bathing.

Derivable forms: susnātaḥ (सुस्नातः).

Susnāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and snāta (स्नात).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Susnāta (सुस्नात).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Well-bathed. m.

(-taḥ) A student, who has performed his ablutions preparatory or subsequent to a sacrifice. E. su auspiciously, snāta bathed.

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

Susnāta (सुस्नात):—[=su-snāta] [from su > su-saṃyata] mfn. well purified by bathing, ([especially]) one who has duly performed his ablutions, [Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Susnāta (सुस्नात):—[su-snāta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) m. A student who has performed his ablutions. a. Well-bathed.

[Sanskrit to German]

Susnata 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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