Shrotavya, Śrōtavya, Śrotavya: 10 definitions

Introduction:

Shrotavya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 terms Śrōtavya and Śrotavya can be transliterated into English as Srotavya or Shrotavya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Srotavy.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shrotavya in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śrotavya (श्रोतव्य) refers to “that which should be heard”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.44 (“Menā regains consciousness”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “O sage she lamented thus and in many a similar manner she cried in the excess of her grief. Then I came there quickly and narrated to her the principles of Śiva which ought to have dispelled her perverted knowledge. [Brahmā said:—] ‘O Menā, you shall listen (śrotavya) lovingly to my auspicious words whereby your evil inclination shall cease. [...]’”.

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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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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

[«previous next»] — Shrotavya in Arts glossary
Source: archive.org: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Śrotavya (श्रोतव्य) refers to “that which should be heard” (from spies), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “[...] It has been said that there are eighteen addictions. These are the outcome of the desire for earthly enjovments. [...] Fault-finding is defined as divulgence of other people’s faults. This should be carefully heard (śrotavya) from spies: and then the course of action determined after deliberation within oneself, and the needful done by trusted emissaries. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shrotavya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śrōtavya (श्रोतव्य).—a S (Possible, purposed, necessary, or proper) to be heard.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shrotavya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śrotavya (श्रोतव्य).—mfn.

(-vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) To be heard, or listened to. E. śru to hear, tavya aff. of the future participle.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śrotavya (श्रोतव्य).—[adjective] to be heard ([neuter] [impersonally]) or worth hearing.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śrotavya (श्रोतव्य):—[from śru] a etc. See p. 1103, col. 1.

2) b mfn. ([future] p. of √1. śru) to be heard or listened to, audible, worth hearing, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.

3) n. the moment for hearing ([impersonal or used impersonally] ‘it must be heard’), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śrotavya (श्रोतव्य):—[(vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) a.] That should be heard or listened to.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shrotavya in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shrotavya in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Śrotavya (श्रोतव्य) [Also spelled srotavy]:—(a) worth hearing; audible.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shrotavya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śrōtavya (ಶ್ರೋತವ್ಯ):—[adjective] that can be heard; audible.

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Śrōtavya (ಶ್ರೋತವ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] that which is audible.

2) [noun] that which is fit to be heard.

3) [noun] he who can be understood with the help or only with the help of, the vedas; the Supreme Being.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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