Shrinjaya, aka: Srinjaya, Śṛñjaya, Śṛñjayā, Sṛñjaya; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Śṛñjaya and Śṛñjayā and Sṛñjaya can be transliterated into English as Srnjaya or Shrinjaya or Srinjaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Sṛñjaya (सृञ्जय).—Genealogy. See under Somadatta. (See full article at Story of Sṛñjaya from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Sṛñjaya (सृञ्जय).—A royal hermit. This royal hermit was the father of the mother of Ambā, the princess of Kāśī, and a friend of Paraśurāma. At the request of Ambā who had been forsaken by Sālva, Sṛñjaya first approached Paraśurāma and then saw Bhīṣma and persuaded him to marry Ambā. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 175, Stanzas 15 to 27).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1) Śṛñjaya (शृञ्जय).—A son of Bheda;1 His daughters married by Bāhyaka.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 196.
  • 2) Ib. 96. 3.

2) Śṛñjayā (शृञ्जया).—Queen of Bhajamāna.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 3.

3a) Sṛñjaya (सृञ्जय).—A son of Uttama Manu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 1. 23.

3b) A son of Kālanara(la) and father of Janamejaya; king vanquished by Kṛṣṇa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 1-2; II. 7. 35; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 14.

3c) A son of Devamīḍha and Māriṣā; wife Rāṣṭrapālī and father of Vṛṣa and other sons;1 went to Syamantapañcaka for the solar eclipse.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 29 and 42.
  • 2) Ib. X. 82. 13 and 24.

3d) A son of Dhūmrāśva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 61. 14.

3e) A son of Pratipakṣa and father of Jaya.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 68. 8.

3f) A son of Bhajamāna.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 3.

3g) A son of Śūra and Bhojā; father of Dhanu and Vajra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 149, 193. Matsya-purāṇa 46. 3.

3h) A son of Kālānala and father of Puranjaya.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 14; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 18. 3-4.

3i) Father of two daughters who became queens of Bhajamāna.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 44. 49.

3j) A son of Śamīka.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 46. 27.

3k) The son of Dhūmrākṣa and the father of Sahadeva.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 86. 19. Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 1. 53-4.

3l) The adopted son of Vastāvara.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 190.

3m) A brother of Vasudeva.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 30.

3n) A son of Haryaśva.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 59.

3o) Praised the heroism of Kṛṣṇa;1 enlisted by Jarāsandha against the Yadus. Took part in the festivities connected with the marriage of Rukmiṇī and Kṛṣṇa;2 welcomed Kṛṣṇa, followed Sahadeva in his conquest of southern countries; took part in Yudhiṣṭhira's Rājasūya; rose against Śisupāla.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 7. 13; II. 7. 35; IX. 24. 63.
  • 2) Ib. X. [50 (v) 3]; 54. 58.
  • 3) Ib. X. 71. 29; 72. 13; 74. 41; 75. 12.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Sṛñjaya (सृञ्जय) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VIII.4.3, VIII.44.1, VIII.51.5, XIII.116.67, XIII.115) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sṛñjaya) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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