Samriddhi, Samṛddhi: 16 definitions


Samriddhi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Samṛddhi can be transliterated into English as Samrddhi or Samriddhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Natya Shastra

Samṛddhi (समृद्धि).—Brilliance of pageant (samṛddhi).—Use of proper ornaments, good garlands, clothes and proper painting or the Make-up for the characters gives rise to brilliance of pageant (samṛddhi).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Samṛddhi (समृद्धि, “success”) refers to the last of nine aṃśa (part), according to the Mānasāra. Aṃśa is the alternative sixth of the āyādiṣaḍvarga, or “six principles” that constitute the “horoscope” of an architectural or iconographic object. Their application is intended to “verify” the measurements of the architectural and iconographic object against the dictates of astrology that lay out the conditions of auspiciousness.

The particular aṃśa (e.g., samṛddhi) of all architectural and iconographic objects (settlement, building, image) must be calculated and ascertained. This process is based on the principle of the remainder. An arithmetical formula to be used in each case is stipulated, which engages one of the basic dimensions of the object (breadth, length, or perimeter/circumference). Among the nine taskara, the ones named ṣaṇḍa and vipat are inauspicious, and should therefore be avoided.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Samriddhi in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Samṛddhi (समृद्धि) is the alternative name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) mentioned by Hemacandra (1088-1173 C.E.) in his auto-commentary on the second chapter of the Chandonuśāsana. Samṛddhi corresponds to Puṇya (according to Bharata). Hemacandra gives these alternative names for the metres by other authorities (like Bharata), even though the number of gaṇas or letters do not differ.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Samṛddhi (समृद्धि) refers to “(great) prosperity” and is used to describe Himavat, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.1.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] O sage Nārada, you listen to the story of the origin of Pārvatī’s mother and her marriage and other details both sanctifying and conducive to the growth of devotion. O excellent sage, there in the northern region is a mountain called Himavat who is the lord of mountains and has great splendour and prosperity (i.e., samṛddhi)”.

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

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samriddhi in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

samṛddhi (समृद्धि).—f S Exuberance, profusion, plenty, overflowing abundance. 2 Prosperity; prosperous, flourishing, or thriving, state or circumstances.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

samṛddhi (समृद्धि).—f Profusion; prosperity.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samriddhi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samṛddhi (समृद्धि).—f.

1) Great growth, increase, thriving; मधुसमृद्धिसमेधितमेधया (madhusamṛddhisamedhitamedhayā) Śiśupālavadha 6.2.

2) Prosperity, opulence, affluence; मैत्री चाप्रणयात् समृद्धिरनयाच्छीलं खलोपासनात् (maitrī cāpraṇayāt samṛddhiranayācchīlaṃ khalopāsanāt) (vinaśyati) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.169; Bhartṛhari 2.42.

3) Wealth, riches.

4) Exuberance, profusion, abundance; as in धनधान्यसमृद्धिरस्तु (dhanadhānyasamṛddhirastu).

5) Power, supremacy.

Derivable forms: samṛddhiḥ (समृद्धिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Samṛddhi (समृद्धि).—f.

(-ddhiḥ) 1. Thriving, increase. 2. Prosperity, success. 3. Power, supremacy. 4. Wealth. E. sam completely, ṛdh to increase, aff. ktin .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Samṛddhi (समृद्धि).—i. e. sam-ṛdh + ti, f. 1. Thriving, increase, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 8, 13 (at the end of a comp. adj.); gain, [Pañcatantra] 134, 8. 2. Prosperity, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 209, M. M.; well-being, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 34. 3. Supremacy, power. 4. Wealth, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 71.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Samṛddhi (समृद्धि).—[feminine] thriving, success, prosperity, perfection, happiness, wealth, abundance.

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

1) Samṛddhi (समृद्धि):—[=sam-ṛddhi] [from sam-ṛdh] f. great prosperity or success, growth, increase, thriving, welfare, fortune, perfection, excellence (ifc. = ‘increased by’), [Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Upaniṣad; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] abundance, plenty of ([compound]), [Kāvya literature]

3) [v.s. ...] wealth, riches (also [plural]), [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a [particular] Vedic hymn (causing prosperity), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Samṛddhi (समृद्धि):—(ddhiḥ) 2. f. Thriving, increase; prosperity; supremacy.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Samṛddhi (समृद्धि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Samiddhi, Sāmiddhī.

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samriddhi in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Samṛddhi (समृद्धि) [Also spelled samraddhi]:—(nf) prosperity, flourish; affluence, richness.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samriddhi in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Samṛddhi (ಸಮೃದ್ಧಿ):—

1) [noun] prosperous condition; prosperity; welfare.

2) [noun] much money or property; riches; wealth.

3) [noun] the state of being abundant; abundance; copiousness.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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