Suvastra, Suvastrā: 5 definitions


Suvastra 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)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Suvastrā (सुवस्त्रा).—An Indian river famous in the Purāṇas. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Verse 25).

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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: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Suvastra (सुवस्त्र).—name of a cakravartin: Mahāvastu i.154.1.

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

Suvastra (सुवस्त्र).—[adjective] well clothed.

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

1) Suvastra (सुवस्त्र):—[=su-vastra] [from su > su-yaj] mf(ā)n. well clothed, [Mahābhārata]

2) Suvastrā (सुवस्त्रा):—[=su-vastrā] [from su-vastra > su > su-yaj] f. Name of a river, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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Suvastra 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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