Ashrutapurva, Aśrutapūrva, Ashruta-purva: 3 definitions


Ashrutapurva means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hindi. 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 Aśrutapūrva can be transliterated into English as Asrutapurva or Ashrutapurva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Ashrutapurva in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Aśrutapūrva (अश्रुतपूर्व) refers to “(that which was) not heard of before”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[The flowers] were adorned with their own splendor, produced by immeasurable merits, and known by Bodhisattvas of the ten directions. The great three-thousand thousands of worlds were covered with those flowers, and all congregations of the Lord were filled with flowers (puṣpa) up to their knees (jānumātra). Then the whole assembly, having seen the flowers which have never seen or heard before (aśrutapūrva), addressed themselves to the Lord: ‘O Lord, where are such beautiful flowers coming from?’.”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ashrutapurva in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Aśrutapūrva (अश्रुतपूर्व):—(a) unheard of (before); unique, novel.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Aśrutapūrva (ಅಶ್ರುತಪೂರ್ವ):—[noun] heard never before; never heard; strange to hear.

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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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