Suvistirna, Suvistīrṇa: 6 definitions


Suvistirna 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Suvistirna in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Suvistīrṇa (सुविस्तीर्ण) refers to “that which is very extensive”, according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya verse 7.4-9.—Accordingly, “There in the middle (of the Island of the Moon) is the place called the Triangle that is beloved of the Yoginīs. Ciñcinīnātha, who bestows the fruit of all desires, has arisen (there). He is in the middle of the Circle of the Triangle within the heart of its womb. The root and branches (of the Tamarind) are very extensive [i.e., mūlaśākhā-suvistīrṇa] and it bears the fruit of the Divine Current. Kaula is the sprout, Kula, the root and it grows in Śiva's Circle. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Suvistīrṇa (सुविस्तीर्ण) refers to a “large and spacious (maṇḍapa)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.38 (“Description of the dais or maṇḍapa”).—Accordingly, as Himavat prepared the wedding of Menā and Śiva: “[...] He called Viśvakarman and requested him to erect a large and spacious (suvistīrṇa) dais beautiful with side rostrums, altars etc. The dais, O celestial sage, was ten thousand Yojanas wide. It was wonderfully constructed and had all the characteristic features. All the mobile and immobile objects of the world were represented there with realistic appearance. Everything was wonderfully portrayed. The mobile objects presented there surpassed the immobile ones and the immobile ones surpassed the mobile ones in excellence. [...]”.

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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»] — Suvistirna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Suvistīrṇa (सुविस्तीर्ण).—mfn.

(-rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇaṃ) 1. Well-spread or laid out. 2. Very broad. E. su, and vistīrṇa spread.

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

Suvistīrṇa (सुविस्तीर्ण):—[=su-vistīrṇa] [from su > su-yaj] mfn. well spread or laid out, very extensive or large or broad, [Rāmāyaṇa; Hitopadeśa]

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

Suvistīrṇa (सुविस्तीर्ण):—[su-vistīrṇa] (rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇaṃ) a. Well spread, very broad.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Suvistīrṇa (सुविस्तीर्ण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Suvitthinna.

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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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