Sutanu, aka: Sutana, Sutani, Sutanū, Sutanā, Su-tanu, Sutāna, Su-tana; 8 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Sutanu (सुतनु).—The wife of Aśvasuta, the son of the King of Vajra. Sutanu was the daughter of Yudhiṣṭhira. (Vāyu Purāṇa, 96, 250).

2) Sutanu (सुतनु).—The daughter of Āhuka otherwise called Ugrasena. (Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 14, Verse 33) Śrī Kṛṣṇa made Akrūra marry this Sutanu.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Sutanū (सुतनू).—A daughter of Ugrasena, the Kāśi king, and a wife of Vasudeva, mother of Pauṇḍraka.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 66. [5]; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 134; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 76; 46. 21; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 21.

1b) A daughter of Yudhiṣṭhira; married Aśvasuta, son Vajra.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 250.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

1. Sutana, Sutani. A gazelle, sister of the Bodhisatta. See the Rohantamiga Jataka. She is identified with Khema. J.iv.423.

2. Sutana. An eminent upasika. v.l. Sudhana. A.iv.347.

3. Sutana. One of the aggasavika of Mangala Buddha. Bu.iv.25.

4. Sutana. See Sutanu.

5. The Bodhisatta born as a poor householder. See the Sutano Jataka.

6. Wife of Vipassi Buddha, in his last lay life (Bu.xx.25). She was also called Sudassana (BuA.195). See Sudhana.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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India history and geogprahy

Sutanu (सुतनु) is the name of a river situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—The Saṁyutta Nikāya describes Sutanu as a river on whose bank Anuruddha stayed for once.

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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sutanu : (adj.) having a handsome body or a slender waist.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sutanu (सुतनु).—a.

1) having a beautiful body.

2) extremely delicate or slender, very thin.

3) emaciated.

-nuḥ, -nūḥ f.) a lovely lady; एताः सुतनु मुखं ते सख्यः पश्यन्ति हेमकूटगताः (etāḥ sutanu mukhaṃ te sakhyaḥ paśyanti hemakūṭagatāḥ) V.1.1; Ś.7.24.

Sutanu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and tanu (तनु).

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Sutāna (सुतान).—a. melodious.

Sutāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and tāna (तान).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sutanu (सुतनु).—n. of a Prajāpati: Māy 257.21.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Sutanu (सुतनु).—mfn. (-nuḥ-nuḥ or -nvī-nu) 1. Very thin or delicate. 2. Extremely fine. f. (-nuḥ or -nvī) A beautiful woman. E. su excellent, tanu thin; also sutanū .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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