Shringeri, Śṛṅgeri, Śṛṅgerī: 4 definitions

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Shringeri 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 terms Śṛṅgeri and Śṛṅgerī can be transliterated into English as Srngeri or Shringeri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shringeri in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śṛṅgerī (शृङ्गेरी).—A Maṭh was founded here by Śaṅkarācārya. (See under Śaṅkarācārya).

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Shringeri in Hinduism glossary
Source: Oxford Reference: A Dictionary of Hinduism

A town in the hills of Karnataka, once patronized by the Vijayanagara dynasty.

India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Chaitanya’s life and teachings (history)

Shringeri is one of the places visited by Chaitanya during his pilgrimage in Southern India between April 1510 and January 1512.—Shringeri.—In the Kadur district of Mysore. Situated 13 25 N. 75 19 E., on the left bank of the Tunga, 7 miles s. of Hariharpur. Its full name is Rishya-shringa-giri. It is the head-quarters of the Jagat-guru or successor of Shankaracharya in the headship of the Smartas. (Rice, Mysore Gazetteer, ii. 443-445).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Śṛṅgeri (शृङ्गेरि):—[from śṛṅga] (or śṛṅgerī) ([probably]) f. (for śṛṅgagiri) Name of a hill and town in Mysore, [Religious Thought and Life in India 55.]

2) Śṛṅgerī (शृङ्गेरी):—[from śṛṅga] (or śṛṅgeri) ([probably]) f. (for śṛṅgagiri) Name of a hill and town in Mysore, [Religious Thought and Life in India 55.]

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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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