Shranta, Śrāntā: 9 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Shranta means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 term Śrāntā can be transliterated into English as Sranta or Shranta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Śrāntā (श्रान्ता, “tired”) refers to a specific “glance” (dṛṣṭi), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. This is a type of glance that expresses a ‘transitory state’ (saṃcāribhāva). There are a total thirty-six glances defined.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Śrāntā (श्रान्ता).—A type of glance (dṛṣṭi) expressing a transitory state (saṃcāribhāva);—The resting Glance in which eyelids have been let down due to fatigue, corners of the eyes are narrowed, and the eyeballs are fallen, is called Śrāntā (tired).

Uses of Śrāntā (tired)—in weariness and depression.

Natyashastra book cover
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., 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) and poetic works (kavya).

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Śrāntā (श्रान्ता) is the name of a Ḍākinī who, together with the Vīra (hero) named Śrāntacinta forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Vākcakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the vākcakra refers to one of the three divisions of the nirmāṇa-puṭa (emanation layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs [viz., Śrāntā] and Vīras are reddish madder in color; they each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śrānta (श्रांत).—p (S) Wearied, tired, fatigued, spent.

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

śrānta (श्रांत).—p Wearied, tired, spent.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śrānta (श्रान्त).—p. p. [śram-kta]

1) Wearied, tired, fatigued, exhausted; आरभेतैव कर्माणि श्रान्तः श्रान्तः पुनः पुनः (ārabhetaiva karmāṇi śrāntaḥ śrāntaḥ punaḥ punaḥ) Ms.9.3.

2) Calmed, tranqil.

-taḥ An ascetic.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śrānta (श्रान्त).—mfn.

(-ntaḥ-ntā-ntaṃ) 1. Wearied, fatigued. 2. Calmed, tranquil. m.

(-ntaḥ) An ascetic, one with subdued passions. E. śram to be weary, aff. kta .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śrānta (श्रान्त).—[adjective] tired, worn out, exhausted; [neuter] weariness, exhaustion, self-castigation, ascetism.

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

1) Śrānta (श्रान्त):—[from śram] a mfn. wearied, fatigued, tired, exhausted (-klānta mfn. ‘wearied and exhausted’), pained, distressed, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] hungry, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] calmed, tranquil (= śānta), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Āpa, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] n. fatigue, exertion, self-mortification, religious austerity (or its fruit), [Ṛg-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

6) b etc. See under √1. śram, p. 1096, col. 2.

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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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