From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sauti literally means ‘Suta’s son’.

In most of the purāṇas, the narrator is said to be Romaharṣaṇa who was also known as the Sutapaurāṇika. His son Ugraśravas was called Sauti.[1] Sauti narrated many purāṇas[2] to the ṛṣis of Naimiṣāraṇya. Once Balarāma killed him using a darbha[3] since he did not show enough respect. However, at the intervention of the sages, he restored him to life.


  1. He was the son of Suta.
  2. Purāṇas means ancient lore.
  3. Darbha means blade of dry grass.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore