Shrinatha, Śrīnātha: 9 definitions


Shrinatha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Śrīnātha can be transliterated into English as Srinatha or Shrinatha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shrinatha in Shaivism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram (shaivism)

Śrīnātha (श्रीनाथ) is the name of a teacher of Śaivism.—Jayaratha explains that the Tantraprakriyā was taught in the tradition (maṭhikā) founded by Traiyambaka (also called Tryambakāditya). He, along with Āmardaka and Śrīnātha, taught non-dualist, dualist and dualist-cum-non-dualist Śaivism, respectively. A fourth lineage issuing from Śaiva monastic centres (maṭhikā) called ardhatryambaka-maṭhikā was founded by Tryambaka's daughter. This transmitted the teachings of the Trikula. [...]

Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas

Śrīnātha (श्रीनाथ) is the one of the three mind-born sons of Sage Durvāsas charged with mission of establishing the Śaiva faith, according to a commentary on the Tantrāloka.—As, thus, with the disappearance of the Śāstras the world became engrossed in spiritual darkness, Śiva,—as the Deity is called,–took pity on men and, appearing on the Kailāsa mountain in the form of Śrīkaṇṭha, commanded the Sage Durvāsas to spread in the world the knowledge of these Śāstras again. Durvāsas, thus commanded, created, by the power of his mind, three sons,—Tryambaka, Āmardaka and Śrīnātha by names—whom he charged with the mission of establishing spiritual order and of teaching men again the ancient and eternal Śaiva faith and doctrine in their three aspects of Abheda, Bheda and Bhedābheda–of Unity, Diversity and Diversity-in-unity,—Tryambaka was to teach the first, Āmardaka the second, while Śrīnātha was to have the charge of the last. [...]”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shrinatha in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Śrīnātha (श्रीनाथ) is another name for Bhairava (i.e., in the guise of the first teacher), according to a specific recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.

2) Śrīnātha (श्रीनाथ) refers to the “Venerable Lord”.—Mūlanātha (lit. the Root Lord) is the name given to the Siddha who founds a lineage. The first Root Lord is thus the founder of all the lineages. He is the first teacher or ‘lord’—Ādinātha and so is also called ‘Venerable Lord’—Śrīnātha. Identified with Bhairava, the goddess's consort, the first teacher is the god even as they are both the disciples of the goddess. In the Saṃvartāmaṇḍalasūtra, he is called Vṛkṣanātha and is said to be the ‘bliss of Navātman’, which, in its most common form in the Kubjikā Tantras is the syllable HSKṢMLVRYŪṂ. [...]

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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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India history and geography

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Śrīnātha (श्रीनाथ) is an example of a Vaiṣṇavite name mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. Classification of personal names according to deities (e.g., from Vaiṣṇavism) were sometimes used by more than one person and somehow seem to have been popular. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Derivation of personal names (e.g., Śrīnātha) during the rule of the Guptas followed patterns such as tribes, places, rivers and mountains.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shrinatha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śrīnātha (श्रीनाथ).—[masculine] [Epithet] of Viṣṇu (husband of Śrī).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Śrīnātha (श्रीनाथ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—father of Rāma (Gītagirīśa). Oxf. 129^b.

2) Śrīnātha (श्रीनाथ):—Grahacintāmaṇi jy.

3) Śrīnātha (श्रीनाथ):—Dūṣaṇoddhāra.

4) Śrīnātha (श्रीनाथ):—Bhāgavatapurāṇasvarūpaviṣayakaśaṅkānirāsa.

5) Śrīnātha (श्रीनाथ):—Ramala.

6) Śrīnātha (श्रीनाथ):—Rasaratna med.

7) Śrīnātha (श्रीनाथ):—Vijñānavilāsa jy.

8) Śrīnātha (श्रीनाथ):—Śāstradīpikāṭīkā.

9) Śrīnātha (श्रीनाथ):—son of Govinda Bhaṭṭa: Chandolakṣyalakṣaṇa Vṛttaratnākaraṭīkā.

10) Śrīnātha (श्रीनाथ):—Raghuvaṃśaṭīkā.

11) Śrīnātha (श्रीनाथ):—son of Ghāsīrāma: Jagatprakāśa med.

12) Śrīnātha (श्रीनाथ):—son of Śrīkara: Chandogaśrāddhadīpikā. Dānacandrikā. Śuddhitattvārṇava. C. on Śūlapāṇi’s Tithiviveka and Śrāddhaviveka.

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

1) Śrīnātha (श्रीनाथ):—[=śrī-nātha] [from śrī] m. ‘husband of Śrī’, Name of Viṣṇu, [Catalogue(s)]

2) [v.s. ...] of various authors (also with ācārya, kavi, paṇḍita, bhaṭṭa and śarman), [ib.]

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Shrinatha 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»] — Shrinatha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śrīnātha (ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ):—

1) [noun] Viṣṇu, the consort of Lakṣmi.

2) [noun] a very rich man.

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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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