sāvitra सावित्र

Definition: सावित्र a. (-त्री f.) [सविता देवता$स्य अण्] 1 Belonging to the sun; Mb.7.157.34. -2 Descended from the sun, belonging to the solar dynasty (of kings); यत् सावित्रैर्दीपितं भूमिपालैः U.1.42. -3 Accompanied by the Gāyatree. -त्रः 1 The sun. -2 An embryo of fœtus. -3 A Brāhmaṇa. -4 An epithet of Śiva. -5 Of Karṇa; भ्राता भ्रातरमज्ञातं सावित्रः पाकशासनिम् (अब्रवीत्) Mb.1.136. 8;13.138.9. -त्रम् 1 The sacrificial thread (so called because the repetition of the Gāyatree forms a principal part of the ceremony of putting on the sacred thread); शान्तिहोमांश्च कुर्वीत सावित्राणि च धारयेत् Mb.13.14.6. -2 The initiation into membership of the द्विज classes (by performing the thread ceremony); Bhāg.3.12.42. -3 Name of the constellation Hasta; पञ्चतारेण संयुक्तः सावित्रेणैव चन्द्रमाः Mb.1.135.3.

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