Salavaka, Śalāvaka, Sa-lavaka, Shalavaka: 2 definitions


Salavaka means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Śalāvaka can be transliterated into English as Salavaka or Shalavaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

Jain philosophy

Source: Anekanta Jaya Pataka of Haribhadra Suri

Śalāvaka (शलावक) (Prakrit; in Sanskrit: Śarāva) refers to an “earthen vessel resembling a tray”, as occurring in the Anekāntajayapatākā-prakaraṇa, a Śvetāmbara Jain philosophical work written by Haribhadra Sūri.—[Cf. Vol. I, P. 104, l. 30]—‘Śarāva’, a homonym, here means an earthen vessel resembling a tray. In Gujarati it means. Its Pāiya (Prakrit) equivalent ‘śalāvaka’ occurs in Mṛcchakaṭika (VIII, p 211). ‘Śarāva’ occurs on p 185, l. 21, p 278, ll. 6 & 20, p 279, l. 27, p 281, l. 17, p 282, l. 21, p 283, l. 18, p 285, l. 9, p 286, l. 14, p 292, ll. 11, 21, 26 & 29, p 294, ll. 25 & 31, p 295, l. 15, and in Vol II on pp 33-35,154 & 155 and in Śāṅkarabhāṣya on Brahmasūtra (II, n, 1)

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Salavaka (सलवक):—[=sa-lavaka] [from sa > sa-lakṣa] mfn. together with the substance called Lavaka, [Pañcarātra]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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