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Shringi, aka: Śṛṅgī, Śṛṅgi, Śriṅgi; 3 Definition(s)

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Shringi 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 terms Śṛṅgī and Śṛṅgi and Śriṅgi can be transliterated into English as Srngi or Shringi or Sringi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purāṇa

1a) Śṛṅgi (शृङ्गि).—A Ṛṣika.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 145. 96.

1b) The country to its north formed a division of Jambūdvīpa;1 north of Jambūdvīpa;2 contains three peaks, resembling horns.3

  • 1) Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 1. 22.
  • 2) Ib. II. 2. 11.
  • 3) Ib. II. 8. 73.

2) Śriṅgi (श्रिङ्गि).—See Śringavān.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 69; Vāyu-purāṇa 64. 7.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

Āyurveda (science of life)

1) Śṛṅgī (शृङ्गी):—Another name for Karkaṭa (Pistacia chinensis), a species of medicinal plant and used in the treatment of fever (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which is part of the Mādhavacikitsā, a Sanskrit classical work on Āyurveda. In this work, the plant is mentioned being part of the Bṛhatyādigaṇa group of medicinal drugs.

2) Śṛṅgī (शृङ्गी) refers to a type of fish (matsya) according to the Dhanvantari-nighaṇṭu 165.383-85. It can also be spelled śṛṅgi and is also known as śṛṅgīmatsya. In the science of Āyurveda (ancient Indian healthcare), the meat of a fish is used and prepared in balanced diets. Śṛṅgī fish are oily, butter in taste, light weight and responsible for increasing the acidity. The Dhanvantarinighaṇṭu is a 10th-century medicinal thesaurus (nighaṇṭu) containing characteristics and synonyms of various herbal plants and minerals.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

Rasaśāstra (chemistry and alchemy)

Śṛṅgī (शृङ्गी):—One of the sixty-eight Rasauṣadhi, very powerful drugs known to be useful in alchemical processes related to mercury (rasa), according to Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara (chapter 9).

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstraRasaśāstra book cover
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Rasaśāstra (रसशास्त्र, rasa-shastra) is an important branch of Āyurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasaśāstra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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