Sharanagati, Śaraṇāgati, Sharana-agati: 6 definitions


Sharanagati 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 term Śaraṇāgati can be transliterated into English as Saranagati or Sharanagati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sharanagati in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śaraṇāgati (शरणागति).—The act of falling at the feet of the Devī for protection, sixfold.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 41. 74-81.
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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Sharanagati in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Śaraṇāgati (शरणागति) refers to “surrender. The six symptoms of surrender (śaraṇa) are (a) acceptance of anything that fosters the growth of the creeper of devotion, (b) avoidance of anything that hinders that growth, (c) the firm faith that Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa will always extend the protective umbrella of Their lotus feet over Their devoted servants, (d) acceptance of Their Lordships as one’s exclusive guardians, (e) submissive offering of one’s full self at Their lotus feet and (f) always feeling one’s self lowly and humble”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Śaraṇāgati (शरणागति) refers to:—Surrender; approaching for refuge or protection: (1) to accept that which is favourable for kṛṣṇa-bhakti; (2) to reject that which is unfavourable; (3) to have faith ‘Bhagavān will protect me’;(4) to have dependence, thinking ‘Bhagavān will take care of me’; (5) to be fully self-surrendered (ātma-samarpaṇa); and (6) to be humble, feeling insignificant and very fallen. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Śaraṇāgati (शरणागति).—approach for protection.

Derivable forms: śaraṇāgatiḥ (शरणागतिः).

Śaraṇāgati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śaraṇa and āgati (आगति).

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

Śaraṇāgati (शरणागति):—[from śaraṇa] f. approach for pr°

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Śaraṇāgati (ಶರಣಾಗತಿ):—

1) [noun] the act, fact or an instance of seeking refuge and protection.

2) [noun] a complete submission of oneself to a god, spiritual teacher, etc.

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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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