Sutapasvin, Sutapasvī, Sutapasvi: 3 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sutapasvin in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sutapasvin (सुतपस्विन्) refers to “great ascetics”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.13 (“Śiva-Pārvatī dialogue”).—Accordingly, after Śiva permitted Pārvatī to stay by his side: “He, the lord of individual souls, said to Pārvatī in the company of her maids—‘You can serve me everyday You can go (as you please). You can stay here fearlessly’. Saying this, He accepted the goddess in his service. Śiva is free from aberrations. He is a great Yogin, the lord who indulges in different kinds of divine sports. This is the supreme courage of great ascetics [i.e., sutapasvin] possessed of fortitude that though surrounded by obstacles they are not overpowered by them. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sutapasvin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sutapasvin (सुतपस्विन्):—[=su-tapasvin] [from su > su-tanaya] mfn. practising great austerity or self mortification, [Kṛṣṇaj.]

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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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