Shirsha, aka: Śīrṣa, Śirṣā; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

Shirsha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Śīrṣa and Śirṣā can be transliterated into English as Sirsa or Shirsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Śīrṣa (शीर्ष) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “head”. It is used in Yoga.

Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga
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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Śirṣā (शिर्षा) refers to one of the 130 varṇavṛttas (syllabo-quantitative verse) dealt with in the second chapter of the Vṛttamuktāvalī, ascribed to Durgādatta (19th century), author of eight Sanskrit work and patronised by Hindupati: an ancient king of the Bundela tribe (presently Bundelkhand of Uttar Pradesh). A Varṇavṛtta (eg., śirṣā) refers to a type of classical Sanskrit metre depending on syllable count where the light-heavy patterns are fixed.

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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śīrṣa (शीर्ष).—n The head. Vertex-of a triangle.

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

Śīrṣa (शीर्ष).—[śiras-pṛṣo ° śīrṣādeśaḥ, śṝ-ka suk ca vā]

1) The head; शीर्षे सर्पो देशान्तरे वैद्यः (śīrṣe sarpo deśāntare vaidyaḥ) Karpūr.; Mu.1.21.

2) The black variety of aloe-wood.

3) The upper part, tip, top; पञ्चशीर्षा यवाश्चापि शतशीर्षाश्च शालयः (pañcaśīrṣā yavāścāpi śataśīrṣāśca śālayaḥ) Mb.6.3.19.

4) The fore-part, front.

Derivable forms: śīrṣam (शीर्षम्).

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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