Shriparvata, aka: Śriparvata, Shri-parvata; 8 Definition(s)
Shriparvata means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Śriparvata can be transliterated into English as Sriparvata or Shriparvata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Śrīparvata (श्रीपर्वत).—Name of a minor mountain (kṣudraparvata) situated in Bhārata, a region south of mount Meru, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 85. In the settlements (janapada) along these mountains dwell Āryas and Mlecchas who drink water from the rivers flowing there. Meru is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, which is ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
Śrīparvata (श्रीपर्वत).—A sacred mountain. Those who go to this mountain and offer worship to Śaṅkara after bathing in the forest rivers get the same reward as from an Aśvamedhayāga. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 85, Verse 18).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
- 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 23; III. 13. 28, 31; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 92; 77. 28.
- 2) Matsya-purāṇa 181. 28.
Śrīparvata (श्रीपर्वत) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.83.16). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śrī-parvata) 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
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.
Śrīparvata (श्रीपर्वत) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—Śrīparvata is a sacred spot, where have two temples, one is dedicated to Mallikārjuna Mahādeva and other to Bhramaramba Devi. Rājaśekhara identified this mountain in south India. Srisaila, which is situated near Kurnool and at a distance of fifty miles from the Kṛṣṇā station of the G.I.P Railways appears to be the same as Śrīparvata.Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)
Śrīparvata (श्रीपर्वत) is the name of a mountain associated with Kilakilārava: the north-western cremation ground (śmaśāna) according to the Vajravārāhī-sādhana by Umāpatideva as found in te 12th century Guhyasamayasādhanamālā. As a part of this sādhana, the practicioner is to visualize a suitable dwelling place for the goddess inside the circle of protection which takes the form of eight cremation grounds.Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Vajrayogini
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
India history and geogprahy
1) Śrīparvata (श्रीपर्वत) is mentioned in an inscription found on the site of Nagarjunakonda. The Buddhist must have called this sacred spot parvata in immitation of the Hindu-parvata which is about but fifty miles from here as the crow flies. Fa-hien noted it as Paravata and subsequently he translated Paravata into Chinese Poloyu. He mentions that country all around is uncultivated and uninhabited. The country, all around, is even now barren. Thousands of monks and nuns must have lived here at one time.
2) Śrīparvata (श्रीपर्वत) refers to a minor hill (kṣudra-parvata) associated with the Mahendra ranges.—Śrīparvata is frequently mentioned in the inscriptions. Five inscriptions of the early rulers of the Ikṣvāku dynasty (225-360A.D.) refer to this mountain under the name Siripavata. One of these inscriptions describes the building of a Caitya-hall at Siripavata on the east side of Vijayapurī at the convent. Tal-gunda inscription of Kākusthavarman also mentions the Śrīparvata mountain. Some of the rulers of the Viṣṇukuṇḍin dynasty are described in their inscriptions as worshippers of lord of Śrīparvata.
Śrīparvata is usually identified by scholars with Siritana of the Nasik Praśasti. According to J. Burgess, Śrīparvata is identical with Śrīśailam in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, on the south of the Krishna river, at the north-western extremity of Kurnool territory, about 102 miles West-south-west of Dharanikot and eighly-two miles East-north-east of Kumool and fifty miles from the Krishna Railway station.Source: archive.org: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions
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Languages of India and abroad
Śrīparvata (श्रीपर्वत).—Name of a mountain; Māl.1.
Derivable forms: śrīparvataḥ (श्रीपर्वतः).
Śrīparvata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śrī and parvata (पर्वत).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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