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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
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. [...]”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
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]
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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Cosmetics, Costumes and Ornaments in Ancient India (by Remadevi. O.)
7. Trade and Commerce (of clothes and dresses) < [Chapter 2 - Costumes]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 148 - The Greatness of Maṅgaleśvara (maṅgala-īśvara-tīrtha) < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]