Shravishtha, aka: Śraviṣṭhā, Śraviṣṭha; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Śraviṣṭhā and Śraviṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Sravistha or Shravishtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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.
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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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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: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Śraviṣṭhā (श्रविष्ठा).—

1) Name of a lunar asterism, also called Dhaniṣthā.

2) The asterism called श्रवणा (śravaṇā).

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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Śraviṣṭhābhū (श्रविष्ठाभू).—the planet Mercury. Derivable forms: śraviṣṭhābhūḥ (श्रविष्ठाभूः).Ś...
Śraviṣṭhāramaṇa (श्रविष्ठारमण).—the moon.Derivable forms: śraviṣṭhāramaṇaḥ (श्रविष्ठारमणः).Śrav...
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