Shringararasa, Śṛṅgārarasa, Shringara-rasa: 6 definitions



Shringararasa 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 Śṛṅgārarasa can be transliterated into English as Srngararasa or Shringararasa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[«previous next»] — Shringararasa in Natyashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Śṛṅgārarasa (शृङ्गाररस) refers to the “erotic sentiment” used in dramatic performance (nāṭya). It is a Sanskrit compound composed of the words of śṛṅgāra (erotic) and rasa (‘sentiment’). This sentiment is produced from a combination of determinants, consequents and complementary psychological states.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyavilasa of Ciranjiva Bhattacarya (natyashastra)

Śṛṅgārarasa (शृङ्गाररस) refers to the “erotic sentiment” or “sentiment of love” and is defined by Cirañjīva Bhaṭṭācārya (fl. 17th century). —The basic feeling of śṛṅgāra is love (rati). This sentiment of love is originated from or manifested by the excitants (vibhāva) like beloved etc., ensuants (anubhāva) like side long or oblique glances and variants like mental derangement etc.

This sentiment of love (śṛṅgāra-rasa) is divided into two varieties—

  1. union (sambhoga-śṛṅgārarasa),
  2. separation (vipralambha-śṛṅgārarasa).
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Shringararasa in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Śṛṅgārarasa (शृङ्गाररस) refers to:—Same as mādhurya-rasa, the amorous mellow. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shringararasa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śṛṅgārarasa (शृङ्गाररस).—the sentiment of love.

Derivable forms: śṛṅgārarasaḥ (शृङ्गाररसः).

Śṛṅgārarasa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śṛṅgāra and rasa (रस).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Śṛṅgārarasa (शृङ्गाररस) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—alaṃk. ibid.

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

Śṛṅgārarasa (शृङ्गाररस):—[=śṛṅgāra-rasa] [from śṛṅgāra > śṛṅga] m. the erotic sentiment

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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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