Srinka, Sṛṅkā: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Sṛṅkā can be transliterated into English as Srnka or Srinka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vedanta (school of philosophy)

Source: The Upanisads

Sṛṅkā (सृङ्का) [sṛṅkām] refers to “fetters of pleasure” (which bind the unthinking humanity).—Sṛṅkā was already explained (in Kaṭha-upaniṣad, mantra 1.16 ) as a necklace or a chain. Where was the necessity of explaining this word here again? The sṛṅkā there was a golden chain given by Yama to Nachiketas and the latter had accepted that as an additional gift. But it could not be the same sṛṅkā referred to here ; for here Yama speaks of a sṛṅkā which Naciketas had rejected. Therefore the sṛṅkā of this verse has a different, meaning from that of 1.16. It means the fetters of pleasure which bind the unthinking humanity.

context information

Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sṛṅkā (सृङ्का).—f.

1) A tinkling string of jewels; तवैव नाम्ना भवितायमग्निः सृङ्कां च मामनेकरूपां गृहाण (tavaiva nāmnā bhavitāyamagniḥ sṛṅkāṃ ca māmanekarūpāṃ gṛhāṇa) Kaṭh.1.16.

2) A way, path; नैतां सृङ्कां वित्तमयीमवाप्तो यस्यां मज्जन्ति वहवो मनुष्याः (naitāṃ sṛṅkāṃ vittamayīmavāpto yasyāṃ majjanti vahavo manuṣyāḥ) 2.3.

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

Sṛṅkā (सृङ्का).—f.

(-ṅkā) A kind of garland made of jewels.

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

Sṛṅkā (सृङ्का).—[feminine] way, path.

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

Sṛṅkā (सृङ्का):—f. (of unknown meaning), [Kaṭha-upaniṣad]

[Sanskrit to German]

Srinka in German

context information

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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