Sutapa, Sutapā, Sūtapa: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Sutapā (सुतपा):—Son of Antarikṣa (son of Puṣkara). He will be born in the future and become a king. He will have a son called Amitrajit. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.12.12)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Sutapa (सुतप).—The gods of the eighth manvantara: one of the three devagaṇas of the first Sāvarṇi Manu, twenty in number.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 13. 12; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 12, 14 & 15. Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 13-15.

1b) A son of Antarikṣa and father of Amitrajit.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 12. 12.

1c) A son of Hema, and father of Bali.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 4; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 25; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 18. 12.

1d) The progenitor and husband of Pṛśni of the Svāyambhuva epoch.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 3. 32.

1e) A Śiva god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 33.

1f) A Marut of the first gaṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 5-92.

1g) A Vānara chieftain.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 236.

1h) (Paulapa) a sage of the Rohita epoch.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 64.

1i) (Ātreya) a sage of the fourth Sāvarṇa Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 91. Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 96.

1j) A son of Sena.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 48. 23.

1k) A son of Pariṣṇava or Pariplava.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 50. 83.

1l) Gods of the Sāvarṇi epoch.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 15.

1m) A sage of the XII epoch of Manu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 35.

1n) A sage of the XIII epoch of Manu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 40.

2) Sūtapa (सूतप).—One of the seven sons of Vasiṣṭha, and Ūrjā;1 a sage of the Raucya epoch.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 11. 42; Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 36; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 10. 13.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 103.
Source: Eastern Book Linkers: Harivaṃśa Purāṇa

Sutapa (सुतप) refrers to one of the ten sons of Tāmasa Manu (of the fourth manvantara), according to the Harivaṃśa-purāṇa 1.7.20-29:—“In the Tāmasa-manvantara there were the gods called Satya. Tāmasa Manu had ten very strong sons, known as Dyuti, Tapasya, Sutapa, Tapomūla, Tapodhana, Taparati, Kalmāṣa, Tanvī, Dhanvī and Paraṃtapa. All of them were owned by vāyu”.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

1) Sutapā (सुतपा) refers to one of the seven sons of Vasiṣṭha and Ūrjā: one of the twenty-four daughters of Dakṣa and Prasūti, according to the Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Ākūti was married to Ruci and Prasūti to Dakṣa. Dakṣa produced in Prasūti twenty-four daughters. [...] [Ūrjā was given to Vasiṣṭha.] From Vasiṣṭha and Ūrjā, seven sons—Raja, Gotra, Ūrdhvabāhu, Savana, Anagha, Sutapā and Śukla and a daughter Puṇḍarikā were born.

2) Sutapā (सुतपा) is the name of one of the seven sages (saptarṣi) in the Uttama-Manvantara: one of the fourteen Manvantaras.—Accordingly, “In the Uttama Manvantara the Sudhāmās are the Gods having twelve groups like Pratardana, Śiva, Satya, Vaśavarti etc. Sudānti was the Indra. Raja, Gotra, Ardhabāhu, Savana, Anagha, Sutapā and Śukra are the Seven sages.

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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

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Sutāpa (सुताप) is the name of a Piśāca mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Sutāpa).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sutapa (सुतप).—adj. having accomplished great religious austerity.

Sutapa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and tapa (तप).

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

Sutapā (सुतपा).—[adjective] drinking Soma.

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

1) Sutapa (सुतप):—[=suta-pa] [from suta > su] a m. (for su-tapa See p. 1223, col. 3) a drinker of the S°-juice

2) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a class of deities, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) Sutapā (सुतपा):—[=suta-pā] [from suta > su] mfn. drinking the S°-juice, [Ṛg-veda]

4) Sutapa (सुतप):—[=su-tapa] [from su > su-tanaya] b m. (for suta-pa See p. 1219, col. 2) ‘practising great austerities’, Name of a class of gods under the eighth Manu, [Purāṇa]

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Sutapa 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sutapa (ಸುತಪ):—

1) [noun] a sincere meditation on the Supreme or abstract principle of the universal being, following self-denial, strict austere, moral and ethical life, etc.

2) [noun] the Supreme Being.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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