Sruva, aka: Shruva, Śruva, Śruvā, Sruvā; 4 Definition(s)
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 (?).
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
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.
Sruva (स्रुव).—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.
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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Satapatha Brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa I, adhyāya 3, brāhmaṇa 2 < [First Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa III, adhyāya 1, brāhmaṇa 4 < [Third Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa I, adhyāya 4, brāhmaṇa 4 < [First Kāṇḍa]
Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra (by Śāṅkhāyana)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Parama Samhita (English translation) (by Krishnaswami Aiyangar)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 5.115-116 < [Section XIII - Purification of Substances]
Verse 6.4 < [Section II - The Procedure to be adopted]
Verse 8.106 < [Section XV - False evidence permissible in special cases]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)