Trishringa, Triśṛṅga, Tri-shringa: 11 definitions
Trishringa 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 term Triśṛṅga can be transliterated into English as Trisrnga or Trishringa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Triśṛṅga (त्रिशृङ्ग).—A mountain. This stands to the north of Mahāmeru. Mahāmeru spreads over an area of eighteen thousand square miles and is two thousand miles high. It is surrounded by eight other small mountains two on each side. To the east is Jaṭhara and Devakūṭa. Pavamāna and Pāriyātra stand to the west while to the south are Kailāsa and Karavīra. On the north are Triśṛṅga and Makaragiri. (8th Skandha, Devī Bhāgavata).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Triśṛṅga (त्रिशृङ्ग).—A mountain on the north of Meru;1 west of the Śitoda.2
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 16. 27; Matsya-purāṇa 163. 86; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 2. 44.
- 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 36. 29; 42. 72.
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Triśṛṅga (त्रिशृङ्ग) is the name of a mountain-range situated to the north of Ilāvṛta, according to the Parākhyatantra 5.76. Ilāvṛta is a region (navakhaṇḍa) situated within Jambūdvīpa: one of the seven continents situated within the world of the earth (pṛthivī). These continents are located above the seven pātālas and may contain even more sub-continents within them, are round in shape, and are encircled within seven concentric oceans.
According to the Parākhyatantra, “and next, like Śveta, there is the mountain Triśṛṅga that spurns the blasts of thunderbolts. It is so called because it has three peaks (tryaśrata). It is said that the three gods resideupon those peaks”.
The Parākhyatantra is an old Śaiva-siddhānta tantra dating from before the 10th century.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Triśṛṅga (त्रिशृङ्ग) [=Śṛṅgatraya?] refers to the “three prongs”, according to Abhinava’s Jayadrathayāmala.—Accordingly, “It is said that the three prongs [i.e., śṛṅgatraya] are Power, the Pervasive and the Equal One. There also, (above) is the supreme abode (paramadhāman) of the plane of the Upper (ūrdhva) Kuṇḍalinī pertaining to the Transmental and described as being of the form of three lotuses. ‘This is the supreme throne’ because it reaches up to Parā. The goddesses abide above it”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
1) the Trikūṭa mountain.
2) a triangle.
Derivable forms: triśṛṅgaḥ (त्रिशृङ्गः).
Triśṛṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and śṛṅga (शृङ्ग).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṅgaḥ) 1. A hill with three peaks. 2. A triangle. E. tri three, and śṛṅga a horn.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Triśṛṅga (त्रिशृङ्ग).—[adjective] haviNg three horns or peaks; [masculine] [Name] of a mountain.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Triśṛṅga (त्रिशृङ्ग):—[=tri-śṛṅga] [from tri] m. ‘three-horned’, a triangle, [Sārasam.]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of a mountain (= -kūṭa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]), [Harivaṃśa 12853; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] the membrum virile, [Mantra-brāhmaṇa i, 1, 4 [Scholiast or Commentator]]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Triśṛṅga (त्रिशृङ्ग):—[tri-śṛṅga] (ṅgaḥ) 1. m. A hill with three peaks; a triangle.
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Partial matches: Shringa, Tri.
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