Shravika, Śrāvikā: 4 definitions


Shravika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Śrāvikā can be transliterated into English as Sravika or Shravika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Śrāvikā.—(HA), cf. Sāvikā (EI 7), Jain; a female lay wor- shipper. Note: śrāvikā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Śrāvikā (श्राविका).—(probably for sr°, root sru, caus.; but Mironov also śr°), boil (= gaṇḍaḥ, prec. in Mahāvyutpatti, and Tibetan ḥbras): Mahāvyutpatti 9488.

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

1) Śrāvikā (श्राविका):—[from śrāvaka > śrava] a f. See below.

2) [from śrava] b f. a female Śrāvaka (See above; two female disciples of the Buddha were called agraśrāvikā, ‘chief female disciples’), [Śatruṃjaya-māhātmya; Monier-Williams’ Buddhism 48.]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Śrāvikā (श्राविका) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sāviā.

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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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