Shrinvat, Śṛṇvat: 3 definitions


Shrinvat 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 term Śṛṇvat can be transliterated into English as Srnvat or Shrinvat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shrinvat in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śṛṇvat (शृण्वत्) refers to “having heard”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.15 (“The penance and reign of Tārakāsura”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “Thus with ardour, the king of the demons [i.e., Tāraka] performed the severe penance duly unbearable even to those who heard about it [i.e., śṛṇvat]. O sage, in the process of such a penance, a huge mass of light shot up from his head and spread all round. It caused great havoc. All the worlds of the gods were well nigh consumed by it alone. O sage, all the celestial sages were hard hit and distressed. [...]”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shrinvat in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Śṛṇvat (शृण्वत्) refers to “hearing” (i.e., “that which the Yogin hears”), according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] That which [the Yogin] sees is gradually extinguished even as he looks at it, and also what he smells as he smells it, what he tastes as he tastes it, the agreeable sounding sounds as he hears (śṛṇvat) them [śrutipriyakaraṃ śrāvyaṃ tathā śṛṇvataḥ] and what he touches as he touches it, and so also in due course the mind, like a flame without fuel, of the true Yogin who has reached the domain of the reality of that state which is called Non-duality. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śṛṇvat (शृण्वत्).—mfn. (-ṇvan-ṇvantī-ṇvat) Hearing. E. śru to hear, śatṛ aff.

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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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