Shrigarbha, Śrīgarbha, Shri-garbha: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Śrīgarbha can be transliterated into English as Srigarbha or Shrigarbha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Śrīgarbha (श्रीगर्भ) is the name of a merchant from Vārāṇasī, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 37. Accordingly, as Somasvāmin narrated to Niścayadatta: “... when I was at this stage of my life the youthful Bandhudattā, the daughter of the merchant Śrīgarbha, an inhabitant of that city, and the wife of the great merchant of Mathurā, Varāhadatta, who was dwelling in her father’s house, beheld me one day as she was looking out of the window”.

The story of Śrīgarbha was narrated by Gomukha in order to demonstrate that “it is true that chaste women are few and far between, but unchaste women are never to be trusted”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Śrīgarbha, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śrīgarbha (श्रीगर्भ).—

1) an epithet of Viṣṇu.

2) a sword.

Derivable forms: śrīgarbhaḥ (श्रीगर्भः).

Śrīgarbha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śrī and garbha (गर्भ).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Śrīgarbha (श्रीगर्भ).—m. (or semi-MIndic śirig°), (1) a kind of gem, reddish in color: śirigarbhapiñjalehi (padumehi) Mahāvastu ii.301.4; in 302.3 read, śirigarbha-piñjarehi (Senart with mss. -pañjarehi; so one ms., v.l. śiriṣa-g°, Senart em. wrongly śirīṣa-g°); śrīgarbha-ratnam Mahāvyutpatti 5961 = Tibetan rin po che (= ratna) dpal gyi (= śrī) sñin po (= heart, essence); śirigarbhehi maṇiratnehi Mahāvastu ii.311.6; similarly 318.4; śrīgarbha-siṃhāsane Lalitavistara 51.4 (here of a throne occupied by the Bodhisattva in the Tuṣita heaven); id. Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 2.7 (here on earth, on Gṛdhrakūṭa, near Rājagṛha); (2) name of one or more Bodhisattvas: Mahāvyutpatti 666; Daśabhūmikasūtra 2.6; Gaṇḍavyūha 442.9; one that is predicted for Buddhahood under the name Vimalanetra, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 21.11, 13; 26.5.

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

Śrīgarbha (श्रीगर्भ).—m.

(-rbhaḥ) 1. Vishnu. 2. A sword. E. śrī fortune, and garbha womb or origin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Śrīgarbha (श्रीगर्भ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—father of Maṇḍana and Śrīkaṇṭha, contemporary of Maṅkha. Śrīkaṇṭhacarita 25, 50.

2) Śrīgarbha (श्रीगर्भ):—Śūdrāhnikācāra.

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

1) Śrīgarbha (श्रीगर्भ):—[=śrī-garbha] [from śrī] mfn. having welfare for its inner nature (applied to the sword and punishment), [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Viṣṇu, [Harivaṃśa]

3) [v.s. ...] of a Bodhi-sattva, [Buddhist literature]

4) [v.s. ...] of a merchant, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

5) [v.s. ...] of a contemporary of Maṅkha, [Catalogue(s)]

6) [v.s. ...] (with kavīndra) of a poet, [ib.]

7) Śrīgarbhā (श्रीगर्भा):—[=śrī-garbhā] [from śrī-garbha > śrī] f. Name of a Rādhā, [Pañcarātra]

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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. 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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