Shrauta, aka: Śrauta; 3 Definition(s)


Shrauta 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 term Śrauta can be transliterated into English as Srauta or Shrauta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Śrauta (श्रौत).—From śravaṇa—to hear or heard; principally of the sacrifice and Veda.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 59. 38.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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śrauta (श्रौत).—a S Relating to the Vedas.

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śrauta (श्रौत).—n. S Any observance ordained by the Vedas. 2 A Shastra or treatise detailing and explaining certain observances enjoined in the Vedas.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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

Śrauta (श्रौत).—a. (- f.) [श्रुतौ विहितम् अण् (śrutau vihitam aṇ)]

1) Relating to the ear.

2) Relating to, founded on, or prescribed by, the Veda.

3) Sacrificial.

4) Audible, expressed in plain language (as a simile, opp. to ārtha implied).

-tam 1 Any observance prescribed by the Vedas.

2) Ritual enjoined by the Vedas.

3) Preservation or maintenance of the sacred fire.

4) The three sacred fires collectively, (i. e. gārhapatya, āhavanīya and dakṣiṇa).

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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