Shravishtha, Śraviṣṭhā, Śraviṣṭha: 7 definitions
Shravishtha 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 terms Śraviṣṭhā and Śraviṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Sravistha or Shravishtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1) Śraviṣṭha (श्रविष्ठ).—The best among the stars.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 24. 140; Vāyu-purāṇa 53. 112, 116.
2) Śraviṣṭhā (श्रविष्ठा).—A daughter of Citraka.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 115; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 114.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects
Śraviṣṭhā (श्रविष्ठा, ‘most famous’) or later Dhaniṣṭhā (‘most wealthy’) is the diamond-shaped group, α, β, δ, and γ, in the Dolphin, perhaps also ζ in the same constellation.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Name of a lunar asterism, also called Dhaniṣthā.
2) The asterism called श्रवणा (śravaṇā).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣṭhaḥ-ṣṭhā-ṣṭhaṃ) Produced in or under the sign S'Hravisht'Ha. f.
(-ṣṭhā) The twenty-fourth lunar asterism, also called D'Hanisht'Ha, corresponding to the Dolphin, E. śrava an ear, matup poss. aff., iṣṭhan aff. of the superlative, and the possessive rejected; the attributive is formed by the aff. aṇ and that again or its effect optionally rejected.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śraviṣṭhā (श्रविष्ठा).— (f. of a superl. based on śravas, in the signification ‘wealth’), f. A lunar asterism (= dhaniṣṭhā).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śraviṣṭhā (श्रविष्ठा).—[feminine] [Name] of a lunar mansion.
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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