Shrivriddhi, Śrīvṛddhi: 3 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Shrivriddhi means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Śrīvṛddhi can be transliterated into English as Srivrddhi or Shrivriddhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Shrivriddhi in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Śrīvṛddhi (श्रीवृद्धि) is the name of a hero whose story is mentioned in the Jātakamālā and Kalpanāmaṇḍikā, and the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 39. The hero of the story was called Fou-tseng or Che-li-li-t’i (restored by P. Pelliot as Śrīvṛddhi). After having been refused by Śāriputra and some other disciples, he was finally admitted into the Order by the Buddha himself, the only one who found a minute seed of deliverance in him: in the past, when he had been attacked by a tiger, he had uttered the cry: Namo buddhāya.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shrivriddhi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śrīvṛddhi (श्रीवृद्धि):—[=śrī-vṛddhi] [from śrī] f. Name of a deity of the Bodhi tree, [Lalita-vistara]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Śrīvṛddhi (श्रीवृद्धि):—f. Nomen proprium einer bodhivṛkṣadevatā [Rgva tch’er rol pa ed. Calc. 421, 16.]

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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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