Shringavan, Śṛṅgavān: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Śṛṅgavān can be transliterated into English as Srngavan or Shringavan, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shringavan in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Śṛṅgavān (शृङ्गवान्) is the name of a mountain situated at lake Asitoda and mount Vipula, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 75. The Vipula mountain lies on the western side of mount Meru, which is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Śṛṅgavān (शृङ्गवान्).—General. A mountain. It is situated to the north of the region called "Ilāvṛtta". Devī Bhāgavata, 8th Skandha refers to three mountains—Nīlagiri, Śvetagiri, and Śṛṅgavān—which are the sources of many rivers and which stand at intervals of 2,000 miles. Other details

(i) Arjuna crossed this mountain and entered Kuruvarṣa in the course of his triumphal campaign over the northern land.

(ii) This mountain is rich in minerals, is of outstanding brilliance, and is the abode of Siddhas and Cāraṇas. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 6, Verse 5).

(iii) Sañjaya spoke at length about this mountain to Dhṛtarāṣṭra. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 8, Verse 8).

(iv) This mountain is glorious enough to be remembered with reverence at dawn and dusk. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 165, Verse 32). (See full article at Story of Śṛṅgavān from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Śṛṅgavān (शृङ्गवान्).—An ancient sage. He was the son of Gālava. He married by force, a woman named Vṛddhakanyā. After a night’s married life, Vṛddhakanyā departed. The sage then renounced everything and followed her. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 82).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śṛṅgavān (शृङ्गवान्).—A varṣa parvata north of the Śveta of three tops of which one is Iṣuvatam śringa;1 residence of Pitṛs.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 1. 85; 50. 189.
  • 2) Ib. 46. 35.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Shringavan in Kavya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha

Śṛṅgavān (शृङ्गवान्).—Nīla, Śveta and Śṛṅgavān are three varṣaparvatas to the north of Jambūdvīpa and they divide the three continents namely Ramyaka, Hiraṇmaya and Uttarakurudeśa respectively.

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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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