Sharadvati, Śāradvati, Śāradvatī: 3 definitions


Sharadvati means something in 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 terms Śāradvati and Śāradvatī can be transliterated into English as Saradvati or Sharadvati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sharadvati in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śāradvatī (शारद्वती).—An apsarā woman. She attended the birthday celebrations of Arjuna.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śāradvati (शारद्वति).—An apsaras.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 7.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sharadvati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śāradvatī (शारद्वती):—[from śāradvata > śārada] a f. See below.

2) [from śārada] b f. [patronymic] of Kṛpī, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of an Apsaras, [ib.; Harivaṃśa]

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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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