Suvigraha, Su-vigraha: 6 definitions


Suvigraha 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

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Suvigraha in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Suvigraha (सुविग्रह) is an ambassador (dūta) of Mṛgāṅkadatta, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 102. Accordingly, “... then Mṛgāṅkadatta deliberated with them all, and sent a servant of the king of the Kirātas, a noble Brāhman, Suvigraha by name, who possessed all the requisites of a diplomatist, to King Karmasena, as an ambassador to communicate the result of their deliberations, and he carried with him a letter, and was also entrusted with a verbal message”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Suvigraha, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Suvigraha in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Suvigraha (सुविग्रह) refers to “one who has a fine physical body”, and represents an epithet of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.10. Accordingly as Viṣṇu said to Brahmā:—“[...] He rests and relaxes in His own soul. He is free from the pair of opposites, such as happiness and unhappiness. He is subservient to His devotees (bhaktādhīna) in a fine physical body (suvigraha). He is a yogin devoted always to the practice of Yogas. He is guide to the path of Yoga”.

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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

[«previous next»] — Suvigraha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Suvigraha (सुविग्रह).—a. having a beautiful figure.

Suvigraha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and vigraha (विग्रह).

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

Suvigraha (सुविग्रह).—[adjective] having a beautiful body.

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

1) Suvigraha (सुविग्रह):—[=su-vigraha] [from su > su-yaj] mfn. having a beautiful body or figure, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra; Mṛcchakaṭikā]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a messenger, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

[Sanskrit to German]

Suvigraha 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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