Sutrartha, Sūtrārtha, Sutra-artha: 3 definitions


Sutrartha 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (philosophy)

Sūtrārtha (सूत्रार्थ) refers to the “meaning of a verse”, according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛtivimarśinī 1.161.—Accordingly, “In order to demonstrate that inference only regards a previously manifested [object], first [Utpaladeva] states [the sentence beginning with] ‘For inference …’ [And] since [inference] is so, the meaning of verse (sūtrārtha) [1.5.8] is justified. But is inference nothing but a mere concept? With [the word] avyabhicāra°, [Utpaladeva] answers ‘no’ [to this question]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sutrartha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Sūtrārtha (सूत्रार्थ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[grammatical] by Rāmeśvara. Oudh. V, 10.

2) Sūtrārtha (सूत्रार्थ):—vedānta. Oppert. 1648.

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

Sūtrārtha (सूत्रार्थ):—[from sūtra > sūtr] m. Name of a gram. and of a Vedānta [work]

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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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