Asakni: 1 definition


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Asakni (असक्नि).—The daughter of Vīraṇa Prajāpati and wife of Dakṣa; 1000 sons, lost by Nārada's tricks; another 1000 sons were brought forth, but they met with similar result (mother of 5000 Haryaśvas and 1000 Śabalāśvas, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 128, 134, 146-51 and 154; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 89-100.
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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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