Svarnadvipa, Svarṇadvīpa, Svarna-dvipa: 4 definitions



Svarnadvipa 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»] — Svarnadvipa in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Svarṇadvīpa (स्वर्णद्वीप) is the name of a country mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 36. Accordingly, as Yavanasena said to Rājadattā, “... and as he [Jīvadatta] was preparing to go in a ship to Svarṇadvīpa he took me [Yavanasena] on board with him. Then, as we were sailing along in the midst of the ocean, after five days had passed, we suddenly beheld a cloud. The cloud discharged its rain in large drops, and that vessel was whirled round by the wind like the head of a mast elephant”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Svarṇadvīpa, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Svarṇadvīpa (स्वर्णद्वीप).—Name of Sumātra.

Derivable forms: svarṇadvīpaḥ (स्वर्णद्वीपः).

Svarṇadvīpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms svarṇa and dvīpa (द्वीप).

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

Svarṇadvīpa (स्वर्णद्वीप):—[=svarṇa-dvīpa] [from svarṇa] m. n. ‘g°-island’, ([probably]) Name of Sumatra, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Śatruṃjaya-māhātmya]

[Sanskrit to German]

Svarnadvipa 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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