Susvara, aka: Su-svara, Susvarā; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

Susvara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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

[Susvara in Purana glossaries]

Susvarā (सुस्वरा).—A Gandharva woman. (See under Pramohinī).

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[Susvara in Jainism glossaries]

Susvara (सुस्वर) refers to a “melodious voice” and represents one of the various kinds of Nāma, or “physique-making (karmas)”, which represents one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8. What is meant by the melodious voice (susvara) body-making karma? The rise of which causes a living being to have sweet and likable voice by others is called melodious voice body-making karmas. 

The opposite-pair of susvara (melodious voice) is duḥsvara (harsh voice).

(Source): Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Susvara in Marathi glossaries]

susvara (सुस्वर).—n (S) A musical or pleasant note, tone, or sound.

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susvara (सुस्वर).—a (S) Of a good tone or musical sound.

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susvara (सुस्वर).—f (Commonly susara) An alligator. Pr. taḷyācyā āśēnēṃ susvara mēlī.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

susvara (सुस्वर).—m A musical note. f An alliga- tor. a Of a good tone.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

[Susvara in Sanskrit glossaries]

Susvara (सुस्वर).—a.

1) melodious, harmonious.

2) loud. °यन्त्रकम् (yantrakam) a kind of musical instrument; युता सुस्वरयन्त्रकैः (yutā susvarayantrakaiḥ) Śukra.1.247.

Susvara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and svara (स्वर).

(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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