Shringabhuja, Śṛṅgabhuja: 3 definitions


Shringabhuja 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 Śṛṅgabhuja can be transliterated into English as Srngabhuja or Shringabhuja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Shringabhuja in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Śṛṅgabhuja (शृङ्गभुज) is the son of king Vīrabhuja and his wife Guṇavarā, born from an elixer made of goat’s horn prepared by the physician Śrutavardhana, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 39. Accordingly, “... and as he was sprung from the juice of the fleshy part of the horns, his father, the king, gave him the name of Śṛṅgabhuja, and rejoiced greatly at his birth. He grew up with those other brothers, and though in age he was the youngest of all, he was superior to all in good qualities. And in course of time that prince became like the God of Love in beauty, and like Arjuna in his skill in archery, and like Bhīma in strength”.

The story of Śṛṅgabhuja and Vīrabhuja was narrated by Hariśikha in order to demonstrate that “good women value nothing more than their husbands”, in other words, “virtuous women serve their husbands in every way, devoted to them alone”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Śṛṅgabhuja, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shringabhuja in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śṛṅgabhuja (शृङ्गभुज):—[=śṛṅga-bhuja] [from śṛṅga] m. Name of a man, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

[Sanskrit to German]

Shringabhuja 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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