Shrotriya, Śrotrīya, Śrotriya: 9 definitions

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Shrotriya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 Śrotrīya and Śrotriya can be transliterated into English as Srotriya or Shrotriya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śrotrīya (श्रोत्रीय).—Eligible for Pārvaṇa śrāddha, as also his son.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 16. 8; 105. 17; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 15. 2.
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Śrotriya (श्रोत्रिय) refers to monks “experts in Vedic studies”, whose mask should be represented as having a shaven head (śiromuṇḍa), according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. Providing masks is a component of nepathya (costumes and make-up) and is to be done in accordance with the science of āhāryābhinaya (extraneous representation).

According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 35, the role (bhūmikā) of actors playing śrotriyas is defined as, “persons who have brown eyes, long nose, and who are short or tall, should be employed in the role of Kañcukīyas and Śrotriyas”.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Śrotriya.—(SITI), land or a village granted to a Śrotriya or Brāhmaṇa learned in the Vedas. Note: śrotriya 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 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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śrōtriya (श्रोत्रिय) [or श्रोत्रीय, śrōtrīya].—m S pop. śrōtī or śrōtrī m A Brahman versed in the study of the Vedas. 2 An agnihōtrī or maintainer of a sacred fire.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śrotriya (श्रोत्रिय).—a. [chando vedamadhīte vetti vā chandas gha śrotrādeśaḥ; cf. P.V.2.84]

1) Proficient or versed in the Veda.

2) Teachable, tractable.

3) Modest, well-behaved.

-yaḥ A learned Brāhmaṇa, one well-versed in sacred learning; जन्मना ब्राह्मणो ज्ञेयः संस्कारैर्द्विज उच्यते । विद्यया याति विप्रत्वं त्रिभिः श्रोत्रिय उच्यते (janmanā brāhmaṇo jñeyaḥ saṃskārairdvija ucyate | vidyayā yāti vipratvaṃ tribhiḥ śrotriya ucyate) ||; ते श्रोत्रियास्तत्त्ववनिश्चयाय भूरि श्रुतं शाश्वतमाद्रियन्ते (te śrotriyāstattvavaniścayāya bhūri śrutaṃ śāśvatamādriyante) Māl.1.5; R.16.25.

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

Śrotriya (श्रोत्रिय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) Modest, docile, well-behaved. m.

(-yaḥ) 1. A Brahman versed in the study of the Vedas. 2. A Brahman following a particular branch or school of the Vedas. E. śrotra considered as substituted for chandas the metre of the Vedas, and khan aff.; or śrotra the ear, said also to mean the Vedas, and gha aff.

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

Śrotriya (श्रोत्रिय).—i. e. śrotra + iya, I. adj. Modest, well-behaved. Ii. m. 1. A Brāhmaṇa conversant with the Vedas, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 134 (cf. Sch. ad [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 128). 2. One who observes the religious precepts, [Pañcatantra] 110, 24.

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

Śrotriya (श्रोत्रिय).—[adjective] learned (in sacred tradition); [masculine] a Brahman versed in sacred lore.

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

1) Śrotriya (श्रोत्रिय):—[from śrotavya] mfn. learned in the Veda, conversant with sacred knowledge, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] docile, modest, well-behaved, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a Brāhman versed in the Veda, theologian, divine, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] a Brāhman of the third degree (standing between the Brāhmaṇa and Anūcāna), [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

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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. 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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