Ashmopakhyanam, Aśmopākhyānam: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Aśmopākhyānam can be transliterated into English as Asmopakhyanam or Ashmopakhyanam, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Aśmopākhyānam (अश्मोपाख्यानम्).—This is called Aśmagītā also. After the great Kurukṣetra battle Vyāsa spoke to Dharmaputra to console him and the philosophy he then expounded is called Aśmopākhyānam. Once King Janaka asked the great scholar Aśman on the changes that occur in Man as wealth comes and goes. Aśman then gave the King the same philosophy which Vyāsa gave to Dharmaputra and Aśman’s oration to King Janaka came to be known as Aśmagītā. (Chapter 28, Śānti Parva, Mahābhārata).

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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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