Sravat, Shravat, Śravat: 8 definitions


Sravat means something in 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 Śravat can be transliterated into English as Sravat or Shravat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sravat (स्रवत्) (Cf. Prasravat) means “oozing”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] Once the Self, both manifest and unmanifest, has been aroused by that, this Śāmbhava (state) of subtle being is confined by it. [...] 3) Having aroused the Self with that, the Half Moon was made. Oozing [i.e., sravat] divine nectar, it is of benefit to the whole universe. [...] This fourfold energy (catuṣkala) of the quaternary beginning with the Transmental has arisen (thus). It is disturbed by (this) Krama Yoga and is the pure Śāmbhava body which has sixteen divisions (formed) by (each) group of four individually”.

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Śravat (श्रवत्) [Cf. Śravantī] refers to “shedding light upon” [?], according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] O goddess, I praise you with mind and speech. [...] Dwelling originally in the abode of Śiva, you multiply yourself sixfold and prepare the path of existence where you nurture wonderful and manifold creation with your own six forms. You shed moonlight (śravantīsudhāṃśurasān śravantīm) on the path of Suṣumṇā that is charming due to the beautiful appearance of the six lotuses serving as [your] bases”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sravat (स्रवत्).—a. (-sravantī f.) Flowing, oozing, trickling &c.

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

Sravat (स्रवत्).—mfn. (-vān-vantī-vat) 1. Oozing. 2. Dropping, distilling. f. (-ntī) 1. A river in general. 2. The situation of the spleen, the left hypochondriac region. 3. A drug. E. snu to drop, participial aff. śatṛ .

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

Sravat (स्रवत्).—[feminine] stream, river.

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

1) Sravat (स्रवत्):—[from sru] mfn. ([present participle]) streaming, flowing etc.

2) [v.s. ...] f. a river, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda]

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

Sravat (स्रवत्):—[(n-ntī-t) a.] Oozing. f. A river; region of the spleen; a drug.

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Sravat 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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