Shravishtha, aka: Śraviṣṭhā, Śraviṣṭha; 3 Definition(s)
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)
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)
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.Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects
Languages of India and abroad
1) Name of a lunar asterism, also called Dhaniṣthā.
2) The asterism called श्रवणा (śravaṇā).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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