Shringata, Śṛṅgāṭa: 9 definitions

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Shringata 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 Śṛṅgāṭa can be transliterated into English as Srngata or Shringata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: archive.org: Sardhatrisatikalottaragama

Śṛṅgāṭa (शृङ्गाट) or Śṛṅgāṭakalpana, corresponds to Akṣapāṭa, which refers to the “consecration of the kuṇḍa-area by laying darbha” which is prescribed as one of the operations/ preliminary ceremonies related to the kuṇḍa (“fire-pit”), according to the various Āgamas and related literature. Śṛṅgāṭa-kalpana is mentioned in the Pūrvakāmika-āgama (chapter 8). The Mṛgendra-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 6), Acintyaviśvasādākhya (chapter 14) and the Kiraṇa-āgama (kriyā-pāda, chpater 4) mentions Akṣapāṭa.

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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)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Śṛṅgāṭa (शृङ्गाट) or Śṛṅgāṭapura refers to a “triangle”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, as Bhairava explains: “I will tell (you) in brief about the Command [i.e., ājñā] that gives bliss. (First the Command) is contemplated in the form of a lightning flash situated in the middle of the Triangle (śṛṅgāṭa-pura-madhya) (in the End of the Twelve). Then (the teacher) should cause it to be experienced in the other body (i.e. that of the disciple) entering by the Cavity of Brahmā. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śṛṅgāṭa (शृङ्गाट).—

1) Name of a mountain.

2) Name of a plant.

-ṭam A place where four roads meet.

Derivable forms: śṛṅgāṭaḥ (शृङ्गाटः).

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

Śṛṅgāṭa (शृङ्गाट).—n.

(-ṭaṃ) A place where four roads meet. m.

(-ṭaḥ) 1. An aquatic plant, (Trapa bispinosa.) 2. A shrub, (Ruellia or Barleria longifolia.) E. śṛṅga a horn, aṭ to go or be, aff. ac .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śṛṅgāṭa (शृङ्गाट).—and śṛṅgāṭaka śṛṅgāṭa + ka, n. A place where four roads meet.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śṛṅgāṭa (शृङ्गाट).—[substantive] triangle, a triangular place or a place where three roads meet.

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

1) Śṛṅgāṭa (शृङ्गाट):—[from śṛṅga] m. Trapa Bispinosa (also f(ī). ), [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] Asteracantha or Barleria Longifolia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] an instrument shaped like the thorny fruit of Barl° Long°, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a mountain in Kāmākhyā, [Kālikā-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] mn. a triangle or a triangular place, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

6) [v.s. ...] (in [astronomy]) a [particular] configuration of the planets, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

7) [v.s. ...] (in [anatomy]) Name of [particular] junctions of veins or blood-vessels (in nose, ear, eye, or tongue), [Caraka]

8) [v.s. ...] n. the triangular nut of Trapa Bispinosa, [Suśruta]

9) [v.s. ...] a place where three (or four) roads meet, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śṛṅgāṭa (शृङ्गाट):—(ṭaṃ) 1. n. Place where four roads meet. m. An aquatic plant; a shrub.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Śṛṅgāṭa (शृङ्गाट):—(von śṛṅga) n. [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 5, 7.] [Siddhāntakaumudī 249], a, [3.]

1) m. Trapa bispinosa; die Frucht (n.) hat zwei hörnerförmige Stacheln. [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 1, 2. 37.] [Hārāvalī 179.] the triangular nut of the Śṛṅgāṭa [Journ. of the Am. Or. S. 6, 339, 2 v. u.] Auch śṛṅgāṭī f. die Pflanze [Suśruta 2, 457, 5.] śṛṅgāṭa m. = svādukaṇṭaka [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] —

2) Dreieck, ein dreieckiger Platz [KĀM. NĪTIS. 16, 3.] —

3) n. ein Platz, in den drei Wege münden, [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 988.] —

4) Bez. einer best. Configuration der Planeten [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 107, 3.] —

5) m. Nomen proprium eines Berges in Kāmākhyā [Kalikāpurāṇa 82 im Śabdakalpadruma] — Vgl. vana .

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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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