Shrinivasa, Shri-nivasa, Śrīnivāsa: 11 definitions
Shrinivasa 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 term Śrīnivāsa can be transliterated into English as Srinivasa or Shrinivasa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Vastushastra (architecture)Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
Śrīnivāsa (श्रीनिवास) refers to a type of temple (prāsāda) classified, according to Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra chapter 57. The temple is mentioned as one of the nine temples being a favorite of Bhagavatī. The Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra is an 11th-century encyclopedia dealing with various topics from the Vāstuśāstra.
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: archive.org: The Ragas Of Karnatic Music
Śrīnivāsa (श्रीनिवास).—Among northern authors, Śrīnivāsa Paṇḍita in his Rāgatattva-vibodha (18th-century) says that a meḷa (melā) is a group of notes revealing the rāga. The meḷa is of three kinds, viz.,
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).
Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
Śrīnivāsa (श्रीनिवास).—A grammarian who has written a commentary on the Paribhasabhaskara of Haribhaskara.
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
1) Śrīnivāsa (श्रीनिवास) (son of Lakṣmī and Veṅkaṭeśa).—Though the identification of Śrīnivāsa, author of Prastāraśekhara and other works are available to us, the time of the author is yet to be traced. Śrīnivāsa was the son of Lakṣmī and Veṅkaṭa(nāyaka). He belonged to Kauśikagotra and Vājasaneyaśākhā of the Śuklayajurveda. Śrīnivāsa had composed one more text on Sanskrit Prosody namely Vṛttamaṇimālā. His other works include Lokoktiśatakadvaya, Vaijayantīkośa, Śrīnivāsacampū, Saprakāratārāvalī, Sāhityasūkṣmasaraṇī, Sumanorañjanakāvya and Hariharastuti. The author says about his work that it should achieve victory in the name of Prastāraśekhara, as it describes the techniques of prastāra and nothing more can be defined than this.
2) Śrīnivāsa (श्रीनिवास) or Śrīmuṣṇaṃ Śrīnivāsa Kavi of Vīravallī family is the author of the Vṛttālaṅkāramālikā. He is the son of Varada Deśika alias Varada Nārāyaṇaguru of Kauṇḍinyagotra and great-grandfather of Veṅkaṭavarada.
Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Śrīnīvāsa is the name of a deity depicted at the Kallazhagar Temple in Madurai, which represents a sacred place for the worship of Viṣṇu.—Śrīnīvāsa is represented as standing in vaiṣṇava sthānaka with four hands. The upper hands hold the discus and the conch in kartarīmukha-hasta. The lower right hand is in varada-hasta and lower left hand in urū hasta. While representing in dance, Śrīnīvāsa is represented as standing in samapāda-sthānaka where the upper hands hold kartarīmukha and the lower right hand is in patāka inverted and the lower left hand is in ardhacandra-hasta placed on the left thigh. The wives of Śrīnīvāsa are Lakṣmī and Bhūmīdevī.
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
India history and geogprahySource: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)
Śrīnivāsa (श्रीनिवास) is the teacher of Śambhurāma Miśra (18th century): son of Sītārāma and credited with a metrical text named Chandomuktāvalī. Śambhurāma mentions one Hariguru in his invocatory verse, who probably was his preceptor. He was a Brahmin by caste and belonged to Kāśyapagotra. He was also a devotee of Lord Hayagrīva. He mentions about his gotra, name of his father in the end of the work and the name of his preceptor in colophon. He says with full of devotion that the work is dedicated to Lord Hayagrīva and the learned mass should relish the metrical testimony from it.
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-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Śrīnivāsa (श्रीनिवास).—epithets of Viṣṇu.
Derivable forms: śrīnivāsaḥ (श्रीनिवासः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-saḥ) Vishnu. E. śrī the goddess, and nivāsa abode.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Full-text (+125): Anandarangavijayacampu, Lokoktishatakadvaya, Saprakarataravali, Mahabharata-tatparya-nirnaya-vyakhya, Vaijayantikosha, Shrinivasacampu, Sahityasukshmasarani, Sumanoranjanakavya, Hariharastuti, Anangamangalabhana, Shrirangarajacarita, Ambujavallikalyana, Ganapadani, Bhuvarahavijaya, Varahacampu, Ambujavallidandaka, Dhyanacurnika, Bharatacandrika, Varahavijaya, Shrirangarajastava.
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 4 - Rāmānuja Literature < [Chapter XVIII - An Historical and Literary Survey of the Viśiṣṭādvaita School of Thought]
Part 21 - Śaila Śrīnivāsa < [Chapter XX - Philosophy of the Rāmānuja School of Thought]
Part 1 - Teachers and Pupils of the Nimbārka School < [Chapter XXI - The Nimbārka School of Philosophy]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 18 - The Glory of Śrī Veṅkaṭeśvara < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
Chapter 23 - Great Efficacy of Cakratīrtha < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
Chapter 9 - The Story of Hunter Vasu: The Greatness of Padmasaras < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - Introduction < [Chapter XXVI - Madhva’s Interpretation of the Brahma-sūtras]
Part 3 - Important Madhva Works < [Chapter XXV - Madhva and his School]
Part 1 - The Bhāgavata-purāṇa (introduction) < [Chapter XXIV - The Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Papanasam < [Chapter XII - Temples of Kulottunga III’s Time]
Temples in Srirangam < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Tirunaraiyur < [Chapter VIII - Temples of Uttama Chola’s Time]
Bronze, group 2: Age of Aditya I (a.d. 871-907) < [Chapter XI - Sculpture]
Note on the Three Oldest Rajakesari Inscriptions of Agastyesvaram < [Chapter XIII - Prasada: Component Parts]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 75 - Yayāti’s Subjects became Deathless by the Grace of Viṣṇu < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]
Chapter 84 - The Damanaka Festival < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 87 - A Hundred Names of Viṣṇu < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]