Sruk; 5 Definition(s)
Sruk 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.
Sruk (स्रुक्, “oblation spoon”):—In Hindu iconology (śilpaśāstra), this symbol represents converting all action into service of the divine. It is also one of six items that Agni is displayed carrying. Agni, one of the most important Vedic gods, represents divine illumination(Source): Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra
Sruk (स्रुक्, ‘sacrificial ladle’) is a weapon (āyudha or bādhra) according to the Vāstusūtra Upaniṣad.(Source): Google Books: The Theory of Citrasutras in Indian Painting
Sruk (स्रुक्) and Sruva (स्रुव) are two different kinds of spoons, used to take out ghee from the ghee-pot and pour it out to the sacred fire in the sacrifices. The former of these has a hemispherical bowl, while the other is haped very much like a modern spoon. A sruk of large proportion is generally carried by the goddess Annapūrṇā.(Source): Google Books: Elements of Hindu iconography
Sruk (स्रुक्) is the name of a certain utensil commonly seen as being held in the hands of the deities in sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses.—Sruk and Sruva are two different kinds of spoons, used to take out ghee from the ghee-pot and pour it out over the sacred fire in the sacrifices. The former of these has a hemispherical bowl, while the latter is shaped very much like a modern spoon. A sruk of large proportion is generally carried by the Goddess Annapūrṇa.(Source): Shodhganga: The significance of the Mula beras in the Hindu temples of Tamilnadu
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
Sruk (स्रुक्).—A sacrificial utensil.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 32.
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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