Shushrusha, Śuśrūṣā, Sushrusha: 15 definitions

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Shushrusha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, 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 term Śuśrūṣā can be transliterated into English as Susrusa or Shushrusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shusrusha.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śuśrūṣā (शुश्रूषा) refers to “service”, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 1.18. Accordingly, “[...] hence the intelligent devotee shall know that the physical body of the preceptor is known as Guruliṅga the worship of which is service rendered to the preceptor (guru-śuśrūṣā). The word ‘service’ (śuśrūṣā) means an obedience to the order through body, mind and speech. A disciple (śiṣya) with a pure soul shall of necessity carry out the order of the preceptor risking his life and staking his possessions even if the task is not within his power”.

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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)

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Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Śuśrūṣā (शुश्रूषा) refers to the “desire to hear” and represents one of the eight dhīguṇas (eight qualities), named in the Yogaśāstra, comentary p. 53a (Bhavnagar ed.).

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Śuśrūṣā.—(CII 1), obedience; cf. dharma-śuśrūṣāṃ śuśrūṣatu, ‘one should practise obedience to morality.’ Note: śuśrūṣā 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

śuśrūṣā (शुश्रूषा).—f S Service, attendance, diligent and watchful waiting upon.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

śuśrūṣā (शुश्रूषा).—f Service, attendance.

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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»] — Shushrusha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śuśrūṣā (शुश्रूषा).—

1) Desire to hear; अत एव शुश्रूषा मां मुखरयति (ata eva śuśrūṣā māṃ mukharayati) Mu. 3.

2) Service, attendance.

3) Dutifulness, obedience.

4) Reverence.

5) Telling, saying.

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

Śuśrūṣa (शुश्रूष).—mfn.

(-ṣaḥ-ṣā-ṣaṃ) Obedient, serving, attending. E. śru to hear, desid. v., u aff.

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Śuśrūṣā (शुश्रूषा).—f.

(-ṣā) 1. Service, serving of five kinds: see śuśrūṣaka. 2. Saying, speaking, telling. 3. Wishing to hear. E. śru to hear, desiderative form, aca aff., fem. aff. ṭhāp .

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

Śuśrūṣā (शुश्रूषा).—i. e. śuśrūṣa, see the last, + a, f. 1. Wishing to hear. 2. Obedience, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 41, 7. 3. Service, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 91; 2, 112; [Pañcatantra] 214, 19; reverence, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 229. 4. Speaking.

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

Śuśrūṣā (शुश्रूषा).—[feminine] = [preceding]

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

1) Śuśrūṣā (शुश्रूषा):—[from śuśrū] f. desire or wish to hear, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

2) [v.s. ...] obsequiousness, reverence, obedience, service (said to be of five kinds) (See śuśrūṣaka), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] saying, speaking, telling, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Śuśrūṣā (शुश्रूषा):—(ṣā) 1. f. Idem; saying; wishing to hear.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Śuśrūṣā (शुश्रूषा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sussūsā.

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Śuśrūṣā (शुश्रूषा) [Also spelled shusrusha]:—(nf) attendance, nursing.

2) Suśrūṣā (सुश्रूषा) [Also spelled susrusha]:—(nf) see [śuśrūṣā].

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śuśrūṣa (ಶುಶ್ರೂಷ):—[noun] = ಶುಶ್ರೂಷೆ [shushrushe].

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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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