Sruva, aka: Shruva, Śruva, Śruvā, Sruvā; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

Sruva 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 terms Śruva and Śruvā can be transliterated into English as Sruva or Shruva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Śilpaśāstra (iconography)

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.

(Source): Google Books: Elements of Hindu iconography

Sruva (स्रुव) 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.—Sruva and Sruk 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
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Śilpaśāstra (शिल्पशास्त्र, shilpa-shastra) represents the ancient Indian science of creative arts such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vāstuśāstra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

Purāṇa

Sruva (स्रुव).—A sacrificial utensil.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 32.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

General definition (in Hinduism)

Sruva (स्रुव) as opposed to Sruc, denotes in the ritual literature a ‘small ladle’ used to convey the offering (Ājya) from the cooking-pot (sthālī) to the ‘large ladle’ (juhū). In the Rigveda, however, it was clearly used for the actual Soma libation.

(Source): archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

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