Suvasas, Suvāsas: 5 definitions


Suvasas 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

Suvāsas (सुवासस्) refers to “(wearing) fine clothes”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.47 (“The ceremonious entry of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Śiva too rejoiced much eager that he was approaching Pārvatī but kept the signs of joy within his mind alone in a wonderfully serene manner. Then the ceremonial ablution with the sacred articles of toilet, was performed by the delighted trident-bearing lord eager to bless the worlds. The bath being over He wore fine clothes (suvāsas). He was attended upon by the guardians of the quarters and surrounded by several others. He was then seated on the shoulders of the Bull. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Suvāsas (सुवासस्).—[adjective] well dressed or decorated.

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

1) Suvāsas (सुवासस्):—[=su-vāsas] [from su > su-yaj] mfn. having beaut° garments, well dressed, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] well feathered (as an arrow), [Mahābhārata]

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

Suvāsas (सुवासस्):—[(sāḥ-saḥ) a.] Well clothed.

[Sanskrit to German]

Suvasas 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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