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Shreni, aka: Śreṇi; 2 Definition(s)


Shreni means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Śreṇi can be transliterated into English as Sreni or Shreni, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

Śreṇi (श्रेणि) refers to a “troop, row, etc”. It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda

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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.


Śreṇi (श्रेणि).—Military republics;1 treated with respect by Pṛthu; help kings.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 273. 68.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 17. 2; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 264.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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