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. Sauti narrated many purāṇas to the ṛṣis of Naimiṣāraṇya. Once Balarāma killed him using a darbha since he did not show enough respect. However, at the intervention of the sages, he restored him to life.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore