Svagata, aka: Svāgata; 6 Definition(s)
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Svāgata (स्वागत).—A son of Śakuni and father of Suvarcas.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 64. 21; Vāyu-purāṇa 89. 20.
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
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).
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
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
svāgata (स्वागत).—n Welcome, courteous reception of a visitor.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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1a) Suvarca (सुवर्च).—A son of Svāgata and father of Suśruta.** Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 64....
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