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Śṛṅgavān, aka: Shringavan; 2 Definition(s)


Śṛṅgavān means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Śṛṅgavān can be transliterated into English as Shringavan or Srngavan, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


Śṛṅgavān (शृङ्गवान्) is the name of a mountain situated at lake Asitoda and mount Vipula, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 75. The Vipula mountain lies on the western side of mount Meru, which is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Śṛṅgavān (शृङ्गवान्).—A varṣa parvata north of the Śveta of three tops of which one is Iṣuvatam śringa;1 residence of Pitṛs.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 1. 85; 50. 189.
  • 2) Ib. 46. 35.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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