Ashtabharya, Aṣṭabhāryā: 1 definition
Ashtabharya 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 Aṣṭabhāryā can be transliterated into English as Astabharya or Ashtabharya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Aṣṭabhāryā (अष्टभार्या).—The eight wives of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. (1) Rukmiṇī (2) Jāmbavatī (3) Satyabhāmā (4) Kālindī (5) Mitravindā (6) Satyā (7) Bhadrā and (8) Lak ṣaṇā.
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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