Shrivijaya, Śrīvijayā, Śrīvijaya: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Śrīvijayā and Śrīvijaya can be transliterated into English as Srivijaya or Shrivijaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shrivijaya in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śrīvijayā (श्रीविजया).—Is Lalitā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 13. 4.
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Shrivijaya in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Śrīvijaya (श्रीविजय) is one of the two sons of Svayamprabhā and Tripṛṣṭha, according to chapter 5.1 [śāntinātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly:—“[...] The soul of Abhinanditā fell from Saudharmakalpa and became a son of Tripṛṣṭha and Svayamprabhā. Because his mother saw a dream of Śrī being sprinkled, while he was still in the womb, his father named him Śrīvijaya.. [...] Arkakīrti married his star-eyed daughter, Sutārā, to Śrīvijaya, Tripṛṣṭha’s son. Tripṛṣṭha married his fair daughter, Jyotiḥprabhā, to Amitatejas, Arkakīrti’s son. Śrīvijaya enjoyed pleasures of the senses with Sutārā and long-armed Amitatejas with Jyotiḥprabhā. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (history)

Śrīvijaya (श्रीविजय).—At the time of Yi tsing (635–713), the state of Fo che or Che li fo che (Śrīvijaya), as evidenced by the three inscriptions in old Malay dating from 683 to 685 and found at Palembang, Djambi and Bangka, “extended its domination over Palembang (Sumatra), Bangka and the hinterland of Djambi, conquered Malayou (Djambi) about the same time and in 775 left evidence of its domination over the west coast of the Malay peninsula (Ligur)”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Śrī-vijaya.—cf. śrī-vijaya-Nandivarman, śrī-vijaya-Veṅgīpura, etc. See The Successors of the Sātavāhanas, p. 63. Cf. śrī. Note: śrī-vijaya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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