Swayamvara - स्वयं‍वर

10:04 Jun 29, 2015
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Hindi to English translations [Non-PRO]
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Hindi term or phrase: Swayamvara - स्वयं‍वर
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Please suggest one or two word translation. I already know what it means but need a translation.
Basit Ijaz
Pakistan
Local time: 11:05


Summary of answers provided
4 +1Husband-selection (OR Self-selection of husband)
INDER M. SINGH
4 +1Groom Selection
JAI PUSHP
5A ceremony where bride selects her groom.
Harishankar Shahi
5Love marriage
Ravinandan
4 +1maiden's-choice marriage
Lalit Sati
5Self seleciton of groom
Raghib Akhtar
5Self Selection of groom
Parvathi Pappu
5marriage
Keerti Khambete
4Competition for marriage.
Aakash5555
4Shaadi
Ravindra Godbole


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swayamvara - स्वयं‍वर
Competition for marriage.


Explanation:
Competition for marriage. Its a competition like thing for selecting a groom for marriage.

Aakash5555
India
Local time: 11:35
Native speaker of: Native in HindiHindi
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15 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
swayamvara - स्वयं‍वर
Self seleciton of groom


Explanation:
Swayam means Self and Vara means groom. According to the Vedic literature the bride used to choose its own groom in a ceremony.

Example sentence(s):
  • Sita selected Ram as her husband in a self selection of groom ceremony
Raghib Akhtar
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16 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
swayamvara - स्वयं‍वर
Self Selection of groom


Explanation:
Swayam means self. Var means groom.

Parvathi Pappu
India
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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
swayamvara - स्वयं‍वर
marriage


Explanation:
marriage

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Note added at 17 mins (2015-06-29 10:21:18 GMT)
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You may transliterate it as Swayamvara since it is a method of marriage and write marriage in bracket
Swayamvara (Marriage)

Keerti Khambete
India
Local time: 11:35
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21 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
swayamvara - स्वयं‍वर
maiden's-choice marriage


Explanation:

स्वयंवर svayaMvara adj. self-choosing
स्वयंवर svayaMvara m. self-choice
स्वयंवर svayaMvara m. election of a husband by a princess or daughter of a kSatriya at a public assembly of suitors
स्वयंवर svayaMvara n. type of marriage where girl chooses her husband
(http://spokensanskrit.de/index.php?tinput=svayaMvara&directi...

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Note added at 27 mins (2015-06-29 10:31:46 GMT)
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https://books.google.co.in/books?id=VV7leonJ8aQC&pg=PA97&dq=...'s-choice%20marriage&f=false


https://books.google.co.in/books?id=x0AkAQAAIAAJ&q="maiden's...

Lalit Sati
India
Local time: 11:35
Native speaker of: Native in HindiHindi

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agree  P.Kumar Chandigarhia
1 day 1 hr
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Shaadi


Explanation:
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Ravindra Godbole
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
Love marriage


Explanation:
In Swayamvara a girl shows her will to marriage a person whom she loves.

Ravinandan
India
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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Husband-selection (OR Self-selection of husband)


Explanation:
'Swayam' is self: 'Vara' is for husband, not spouse (spouse can be wife, too...)...

Example sentence(s):
  • Husband-selection is, increasingly, becoimng the norm in India: parents/families are gradually getting a lesser say in such matters.
INDER M. SINGH
United States
Local time: 01:05
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Native speaker of: Native in HindiHindi, Native in EnglishEnglish

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agree  acetran
72 days
  -> Thank you, Sir!
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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Groom Selection


Explanation:
In different societies there are different ways of selecting a suitable groom for a bride. Each process is slightly different from the other. So, basically the translation depends on the context and the level of description required. A very precise description may not be possibly given in a word or two. But, basically 'swayamvara' it is 'a process of groom selection'.

Example sentence(s):
  • The princess was eagerly waiting for the outcome of the groom selection process with a garland in her hands.
  • Many princess had gathered to take part in the groom selection organised for Gandhar princess.
JAI PUSHP
India
Local time: 11:35
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agree  acetran
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7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
A ceremony where bride selects her groom.


Explanation:
It is a ritual, and this is not working in same manner in English speaking countries. so verbal meaning is not accurate, hence I shall suggest to use transliteration word Swayamvara and place a expression of it, "A ceremony where bride selects her groom", in bracket or either. Direct verbal translation is not good at all.

Harishankar Shahi
India
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