Shavarga, Śavarga: 4 definitions


Shavarga 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 Śavarga can be transliterated into English as Savarga or Shavarga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Śavarga (शवर्ग) refers to a group of letters (śa, ṣa, sa, la). According to the Saṅgītaratnākara 4.60-61, the śavarga group is presided over by the deity named Tamas.

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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Śavarga (शवर्ग).—Class of letters beginning with श् (ś) i.e the consonants श्, ष्, स् (ś, , s) and ह् (h) .

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Savarga (सवर्ग).—Belonging to the same class of letters; cf. उता सवर्गः । उकारेण लक्षित आदिः सहृ वर्गेण ग्राह्यः । चो कुः । (utā savargaḥ | ukāreṇa lakṣita ādiḥ sahṛ vargeṇa grāhyaḥ | co kuḥ |) Candra I. 1. 2.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Śavarga (शवर्ग):—[=śa-varga] [from śa] m. the sibilating class of letters id est. the three sibilants and the letter h.

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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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Nepali dictionary

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Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Savarga (सवर्ग):—adj. of the same class or category;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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