Sutsava, Su-utsava, Sūtsava: 2 definitions


Sutsava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sūtsava (सूत्सव) refers to a “great festive (mood)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.40 (“The Marriage Procession of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Thus, lord Śiva, accompanied by his Gaṇas, gods and others, went to the city of Himagiri for the celebration of His marriage. O great sage, listen to another incident that happened when Śiva, the lord of all, went for his marriage along with the gods and others. Rudra’s sister Caṇḍī assuming a great festive mood (sūtsava-saṃyuta) came there with great pleasure but inspiring terror in others. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sūtsava (ಸೂತ್ಸವ):—[noun] a good, enjoyable festival.

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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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