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 (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shreyaskara in Shaivism glossary
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)”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shreyaskara in Marathi glossary
Source: 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.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shreyaskara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śreyaḥkara (श्रेयःकर).—a.

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

Śreyaskara (श्रेयस्कर).—mfn.

(-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)

Śreyaskara (श्रेयस्कर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Seaṃkara, Seaṃkāra.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shreyaskara in German

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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

[«previous next»] — Shreyaskara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śrēyaskara (ಶ್ರೇಯಸ್ಕರ):—

1) [adjective] pleasing; gladdening.

2) [adjective] promising success; propitious; auspicious.

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Śrēyaskara (ಶ್ರೇಯಸ್ಕರ):—

1) [noun] that which promises, forebodes success; an auspicious thing.

2) [noun] (jain.) a class of gods.

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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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