Svastyatreya, Svastyātreya: 5 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Svastyātreya (स्वस्त्यात्रेय).—An ancient hermit. Mention is made in Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 208, Verse 28 that this hermit had lived in South India.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Svastyātreya (स्वस्त्यात्रेय).—A class of sages of Atreya fold; ten sons of Atri by his ten apsara wives; famous for their learning in the Vedas and knowledge of Brahman.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 81; Vāyu-purāṇa 70. 75.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Svastyātreya (स्वस्त्यात्रेय).—[masculine] [Name] of an ancient sage.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Svastyātreya (स्वस्त्यात्रेय):—[=svasty-ātreya] [from svasty > sv-asti] m. Name of an ancient sage (supposed author of [Ṛg-veda v, 50, 51]; [plural] = ‘the family of Sv°’), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]
2) [v.s. ...] the hymn composed by Sv°-ātr°, [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]
3) [v.s. ...] a mirror, [Lāṭyāyana]
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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The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 8 - The race of the sages: Atri and Vasiṣṭha < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)