Shravita, Śrāvita, Srāvita: 8 definitions

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Shravita 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 Śrāvita can be transliterated into English as Sravita or Shravita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śrāvita (श्रावित) refers to “proclamation” (e.g., ‘to advocate one’s own philosophy’) [?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.25 (“The seven celestial sages test Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as the seven Sages said (with false words) to Pārvatī: “[...] Nārada is a quibbler. He misleads others. If his words are paid heed to, you stand to lose in every respect. [...] Whomsoever this sage advocates his philosophy [i.e., śrāvitamuninā nijavidyā yacchrāvitā], very pleasing to the ears, generally the same person discards his hearth and home and begins to beg for alms. Nārada has a dirty soul though he is endowed with a white brilliant complexion for ever. We know him particularly because we are his associates. [...]”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Śrāvita.—cf. rāja-śrāvita (EI 6; IA 19), decrec; a procla- mation. (EI 28), religious instruction. Note: śrāvita 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 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śrāvita (श्रावित).—a. Told, narrated, related, made to hear, or learn.

-tam 1 (In ritual) Call, exclamation.

2) Request; श्रोतुमर्हसि दीनस्य श्रावितं कृपया मुने (śrotumarhasi dīnasya śrāvitaṃ kṛpayā mune) Bhāgavata 3.22.8.

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Srāvita (स्रावित).—a. Liquefied.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śrāvita (श्रावित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Spoken or read, caused to be heard. E. śru to hear, causal v., kta aff.

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

1) Śrāvita (श्रावित):—[from śrava] mfn. ([from] [Causal] of √1. śru) caused to be heard, announced, proclaimed, communicated, [Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] called, named, [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] taught, informed of ([accusative]), [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] n. (in ritual), call, cry, exclamation, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

5) Srāvita (स्रावित):—[from sru] mfn. caused to flow, liquefied, [Suśruta]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śrāvita (श्रावित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Caused to be heard; read.

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

Śrāvita (श्रावित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Sāvia, Suṇāvia.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śrāvita (ಶ್ರಾವಿತ):—[adjective] made audible; made to be heard.

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Śrāvita (ಶ್ರಾವಿತ):—[noun] that which is made audible.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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