Strirajya, Strīrājya, Stri-rajya: 8 definitions


Strirajya 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Strirajya in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Strīrājya (स्त्रीराज्य).—A kingdom in ancient India. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 51, Verse 25 that the King of this country had participated in the Rājasūya (sacrifice of royal consecration) of Yudhiṣṭhira.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Strirajya in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Strīrājya (स्त्रीराज्य) refers to a country belonging to “Paścimottara (north-western division)” classified under the constellations of Uttarāṣāḍha, Śravaṇa and Dhaniṣṭhā, according to the system of Kūrmavibhāga, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 14), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The countries of the Earth beginning from the centre of Bhāratavarṣa and going round the east, south-east, south, etc., are divided into 9 divisions corresponding to the 27 lunar asterisms at the rate of 3 for each division and beginning from Kṛttikā. The constellations of Uttarāṣāḍha, Śravaṇa and Dhaniṣṭhā represent the north-western division consisting of [i.e., Strīrājya] [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Strirajya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Strīrājya (स्त्रीराज्य).—the kingdom of women.

Derivable forms: strīrājyam (स्त्रीराज्यम्).

Strīrājya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms strī and rājya (राज्य).

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

Strīrājya (स्त्रीराज्य).—n.

(-jyaṃ) The kingdom of women, a country placed by some in the direction of Bhot. E. strī, rājya kingdom.

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

Strīrājya (स्त्रीराज्य):—[=strī-rājya] [from strī] n. ‘women’s realm’, a region (perhaps in Bhutān) peopled by Amazonian women, [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā etc.]

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

Strīrājya (स्त्रीराज्य):—[strī-rājya] (jyaṃ) 1. n. Kingdom of women, near Bhot.

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Strirajya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Strirajya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Strīrājya (ಸ್ತ್ರೀರಾಜ್ಯ):—[noun] = ಸ್ತ್ರೀಮಲೆಯಾಳ [strimaleyala].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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