Sutikshna, aka: Sutīkṣṇa, Su-tikshna; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Sutīkṣṇa can be transliterated into English as Sutiksna or Sutikshna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Sutīkṣṇa (सुतीक्ष्ण).—A hermit. While Śrī Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa were living in the forest with Sītā, they visited the hermiof hermits such as Śarabhaṅga, Sutīkṣṇa and others. Once Indra came to the hermitage of Sutīkṣṇa and invited him to the world of gods. It was at this time that Śrī Rāma came to the hermitage with Sītā and Lakṣmaṇa. When they were nearing the hermitage, Indra said "I shall see Rāma later when he has completed his great task." Saying thus Indra went away from the hermitage. Śrī Rāma and his wife and brother asked the hermit, where in the forest, they were to live. The hermit told them that they could live in that hermitage itself.

This hermit was the brother and disciple of Agastya. Once Sutīkṣṇa changed a wicked and cruel man named Duṣpaṇya to a good and righteous man by sprinkling holy water of Gaṅgā on him. (See under Duṣpaṇya). (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Araṇya Kāṇḍa, Sarga 7).

Source: 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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Sutikshna in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Sutīkṣṇa (सुतीक्ष्ण).—a.

1) very sharp.

2) very pungent.

3) acutely painful. (-kṣṇaḥ) 1 the Śigru tree.

2) Name of a sage; नाम्ना सुतीक्ष्णश्चरितेन दान्तः (nāmnā sutīkṣṇaścaritena dāntaḥ) R.13.41. °दशनः (daśanaḥ) an epithet of Śiva.

Sutīkṣṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and tīkṣṇa (तीक्ष्ण).

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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