Shrikrishna, Śrīkṛṣṇa: 6 definitions


Shrikrishna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Śrīkṛṣṇa can be transliterated into English as Srikrsna or Shrikrishna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shrikrishna in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śrīkṛṣṇa (श्रीकृष्ण).—See under Kṛṣṇa.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shrikrishna in Shaktism glossary
Source: The Śāradātilakatantra on Yoga

Śrīkṛṣṇa (श्रीकृष्ण) is grandson of Mahābala and father of Lakṣmaṇadeśikendra (or Lakṣmaṇadeśika, Lakṣmaṇācārya) according to the 11th-century Śaradātilaka verse 25.85-86.—“(85) His son was Śrīkṛṣṇa, a teacher of teachers [and a man] of elevated power, by bathing in the nectar of compassion of whose feet those who are [so] blessed enjoy supreme prosperity. (86) Of that lord, who possessed an ācārya’s wealth of knowledge, Lakṣmaṇadeśikendra [was] the son, who obtained great fame in all [branches of] knowledge (vidyā) and all [performing] arts (kalā)”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Shrikrishna in Jainism glossary
Source: Tessitori Collection I

Śrīkṛṣṇa (श्रीकृष्ण) or Śrīkṛṣṇakathā refers to one of the 157 stories embedded in the Kathāmahodadhi by Somacandra (narrating stories from Jain literature, based on the Karpūraprakara), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The Kathāmahodadhi represents a repository of 157 stories [e.g., Śrīkṛṣṇa-kathā] written in prose Sanskrit, although each of them is preceded by a verse. Together, they stage a large number of Jain characters (including early teachers). [...]

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shrikrishna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Śrīkṛṣṇa (श्रीकृष्ण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Kārtavīryacarita. NW. 442. Nandīcarita. NW. 442. Pañcapādikāvivaraṇaṭīkā, vedānta. Np. Iii, 122. Pañcasvarāṭīkā jy. NW. 568. Np. I, 164. Bṛhatpārāśarīṭīkā jy. NW. 582. Prajāpaticarita. NW. 478. Lagnoddyota jy. NW. 574. Līlāvatīṭīkā mathem. NW. 518. Np. Ii, 74. Ix, 52.

Śrīkṛṣṇa has the following synonyms: Kṛṣṇa.

2) Śrīkṛṣṇa (श्रीकृष्ण):—Īśvaravilāsakāvya

3) Śrīkṛṣṇa (श्रीकृष्ण):—Ṣaṭkarmadīpikā [tantric]

4) Śrīkṛṣṇa (श्रीकृष्ण):—Setubandhaṭīkā.

5) Śrīkṛṣṇa (श्रीकृष्ण):—Jyotiḥsāra.

6) Śrīkṛṣṇa (श्रीकृष्ण):—Yogāvalī jy.

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

Śrīkṛṣṇa (श्रीकृष्ण):—[=śrī-kṛṣṇa] [from śrī] m. ‘the divine Kṛṣṇa’, Name of various authors (also with bhaṭṭa and vaidika), [Catalogue(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.

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