Shreyaskara, Śrēyaskara, Śreyaskara, Shreyas-kara: 12 definitions
Shreyaskara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Śrēyaskara and Śreyaskara can be transliterated into English as Sreyaskara or Shreyaskara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra
Śreyaskara (श्रेयस्कर) refers to “that which causes good fortune”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 15.7cd-9ab, while describing protection rituals]—“The Mantrin who is present to achieve protection, should offer the mark of the name to Agni in the fire. [He does this] through the performance of a nīrājana rite with a mind that is enraged, at a time when all beings everywhere [live in] fear and tremble. It is called nīrājana because it causes all good fortune (sarva-śreyaskara)”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
śrēyaskara (श्रेयस्कर).—a S That confers or promotes the happiness or welfare of; that causes to prosper; auspicious.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
śrēyaskara (श्रेयस्कर).—a That confers a blessing; aus- picious.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) promoting happiness, favourable; किंचिच्छ्रेयस्करतरं कर्मोक्तं पुरुषं प्रति (kiṃcicchreyaskarataraṃ karmoktaṃ puruṣaṃ prati) Manusmṛti 12. 84.
2) propitious, auspicious.
Śreyaḥkara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śreyas and kara (कर).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ-rī-raṃ) 1. Conferring, or the means of future felicity. 2. Propitious. 3. Making better or superior. E. śreyas and kara who or what does.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śreyaskara (श्रेयस्कर).—i. e. śreyaṃs -kṛ + a, adj. 1. Effecting happiness, [Pañcatantra] 73, 19. 2. Ensuring felicity, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 88. 3. Making better. 4. Propitious.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śreyaskara (श्रेयस्कर).—[feminine] ī making better or causing happiness.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śreyaḥkara (श्रेयःकर):—[=śreyas-kara] [from śreyas] mf(ī)n. (śreyas-) making better or superior, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]
2) [v.s. ...] causing or securing fortune, conducive to happiness or prosperity, salutary, wholesome, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śreyaskara (श्रेयस्कर):—[(raḥ-rī-raṃ) a.] Propitious.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] pleasing; gladdening.
2) [adjective] promising success; propitious; auspicious.
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1) [noun] that which promises, forebodes success; an auspicious thing.
2) [noun] (jain.) a class of gods.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Shreyaskarabhashya.
Ends with: Ashreyaskara.
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