Svarocis, Svārocis: 6 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Svarochis.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Svarocis in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Svarocis (स्वरोचिस्).—A son born to the king Dyutimān by his wife Varūthinī. He had learned the languages of all the living creatures from Vibhāvarī, the daughter of Mandāra a Vidyādhara, and the art called "Padminīvidyā" from Kalāvatī the daughter of Para, a Yakṣa.

Three sons, named Vijaya, Merumanda, and Prabhāva were born to Svarocis by his three wives Manoramā, Vibhāvā, and Kalāvatī. Later from a jungle goddess another son named Svārociṣa also was born to Svarocis. Svārociṣa who was also called Dyntimān, became an emperor afterwards. (Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa, 61).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Svarocis (स्वरोचिस्) refers to “one’s own brilliance”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.9 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, as Tāraka-Asura fought with the Gods: “[...] Within a moment, the powerful Vīrabhadra, the slayer of enemies, got up lifting his trident aloft, that had the lustre of lightning and was blazing forth. The trident had a halo around, like that of the sun, the moon and the fire. It illuminated the quarters by means of its brilliance (svarocis) [svarociṣā]; caused terror even in the hearts of the brave. It had a deadly splendour and blazed well. [...]”.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Svārocis (स्वारोचिस्).—m. Name of the second Manu; see under मनुः स्वारोचिषो द्वितीयस्तु मनुरग्नेः सुतोऽभवत् (manuḥ svārociṣo dvitīyastu manuragneḥ suto'bhavat) Bhāg. 8.1.19.

See also (synonyms): svārociṣa.

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

Svarocis (स्वरोचिस्).—1. [neuter] one’s own splendour.

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Svarocis (स्वरोचिस्).—2. [adjective] self-resplendent.

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

1) Svarocis (स्वरोचिस्):—[=sva-rocis] [from sva] mfn.

2) [v.s. ...] n. own light, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] (sva-) mfn. self-shining, [Ṛg-veda; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of the Gandharva Kali by the Apsaras Varūthinī, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

5) Svārocis (स्वारोचिस्):—[from svārociṣa] m. = [preceding] [Catalogue(s)]

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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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