Shrigalasevita, Śṛgālasevita, Shrigala-sevita: 1 definition


Shrigalasevita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Śṛgālasevita can be transliterated into English as Srgalasevita or Shrigalasevita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shrigalasevita in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śṛgālasevita (शृगालसेवित) refers to “having served a jackal”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.44 (“Menā regains consciousness”).—Accordingly, as Menā said to her daughter (Pārvatī): “[...] Throwing away cooked rice you have eaten the husk. Spilling away the clarified butter you have eagerly swallowed castor oil. Setting the lion aside a jackal has been served (śṛgālasevitaśṛgālaḥ sevitaḥ) by you. Without listening to the lore of Supreme Brahman you have heard base ballads. O daughter, casting off the holy sacrificial ashes at home you have taken the inauspicious ashes from the funeral pyre. [...]”.

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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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