Samshraya, aka: Saṃśraya; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Saṃśraya can be transliterated into English as Samsraya or Samshraya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Saṃśraya (संश्रय) is a Sanskrit technical term denoting a “residence” in general, according to the lists of synonyms given in the Samarāṅgaṇa-sūtradhāra XVIII.8-9, which is a populair treatise on Vāstuśāstra literature.

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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saṃśraya (संश्रय).—f m Support, shelter, pro- tection.

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

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Saṃśraya (संश्रय).—

1) A resting or dwelling place, residence, habitation; त्वं सदा संश्रयः शैल स्वर्गमार्गाभिकाञ्क्षिणाम् (tvaṃ sadā saṃśrayaḥ śaila svargamārgābhikāñkṣiṇām) Mb.3.42.22; परस्परविरोधिन्योरेकसंश्रयदुर्लभम् (parasparavirodhinyorekasaṃśrayadurlabham) V.5.24; R.6.41; oft. at the end of comp. in this sense and translated by 'residing with', 'relating or pertaining to', 'with reference to', ज्ञातिकुलैकसंश्रयाम् (jñātikulaikasaṃśrayām) Ś.5.17; नौसंश्रयः (nausaṃśrayaḥ) R.16.57; U.3.17; मनोरथोऽस्याः शशिमौलिसंश्रयः (manoratho'syāḥ śaśimaulisaṃśrayaḥ) Ku.5.6; द्विसंश्रयां प्रीतिमवाप लक्ष्मीः (dvisaṃśrayāṃ prītimavāpa lakṣmīḥ) 1.43; एकार्थसंश्रयमुभयोः प्रयोगम् (ekārthasaṃśrayamubhayoḥ prayogam) M.1.

2) Seeking protection or shelter with, fleeing for refuge, forming or seeking alliance, leaguing together for mutual protection; one of the 6 guṇas or expedients in politics; see under गुण (guṇa) also; संश्रयवृत्तिः (saṃśrayavṛttiḥ) Kau. A.7; Ms.7.16.

3) Resort, refuge, asylum, protection, shelter; अनपायिनि संश्रयद्रुमे गजभग्ने पतनाय वल्लरी (anapāyini saṃśrayadrume gajabhagne patanāya vallarī) Ku.4.31; Me.17; Pt.1.22.

4) Attachment (for home, relatives &c.). तथा प्रयत्नं कुर्वीत यथा मुच्येत संश्रयात् (tathā prayatnaṃ kurvīta yathā mucyeta saṃśrayāt) Mb.12.293.2.

5) A piece or portion belonging to anything.

Derivable forms: saṃśrayaḥ (संश्रयः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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