Svagata, aka: Svāgata, Svāgatā; 8 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


Svāgata (स्वागत).—A son of Śakuni and father of Suvarcas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 64. 21; Vāyu-purāṇa 89. 20.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Svagata (स्वगत) refers to a type of syllabic metre (vṛtta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 16. In this metre, the first, the third, the seventh and the tenth and the eleventh syllables of a foot (pāda) are heavy (guru), while the rest of the syllables are light (laghu).


Svagata falls in the Triṣṭup (Triṣṭubh) class of chandas (rhythm-type), which implies that verses constructed with this metre have four pādas (‘foot’ or ‘quarter-verse’) containing eleven syllables each.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Svāgatā (स्वागता) is the name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) of the Vṛtta-type (akṣarachandas: metres regulated by akṣaras, syllabes).—The metre, Svāgatā contains eleven syllables in each and every quarter and the gaṇas are ra, na, bha. This metre is found to be employed in the Śrīkaṇṭhacarita.

(Source): Shodhganga: Mankhaka a sanskrit literary genius (natya)
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Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र, natya-shastra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition of performing arts, (e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nāṭya) and poetic works (kāvya).

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Svāgatā (स्वागता) refers to one of the 27 metres mentioned in Kṣemendra’s Suvṛttatilaka. The Suvṛttatilaka is a monumental work of Sanskrit prosody considered as unique in its nature. In this work Kṣemendra neither introduces any new metre nor discusses all the metres used in his time. He discusses 27 popular metres (eg., Svāgatā) which were used frequently by the poets.

(Source): Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

In Buddhism


svāgata : (adj.) welcome; learnt by heart.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Svāgata, (su+āgata) 1. welcome Vin. II, 11; Th. 2, 337; ThA. 236.—2. learnt by heart Vin. II, 95, 249; A. IV, 140 (pātimokkhāni). See sāgata. (Page 727)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

svāgata (स्वागत).—n (S su & āgata Well and come.) Welcoming, welcome, courteous reception of a visitor.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

svāgata (स्वागत).—n Welcome, courteous reception of a visitor.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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