Bastashmashru, Bastaśmaśru, Basta-shmashru: 1 definition


Bastashmashru 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 Bastaśmaśru can be transliterated into English as Bastasmasru or Bastashmashru, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bastashmashru in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bastaśmaśru (बस्तश्मश्रु) refers to one who is “goat-bearded” and is used to describe Bhṛgu, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.42.—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Viṣṇu and other Devas:—“[...] O excellent devas, both of you listen with attention. O dear ones, I shall state the truth. I have always borne your wrath. I do not take into account the sin committed by my children. I have inflicted punishment on those who are afflicted by my illusion. [...] Bhṛgu who opposed me shall become goat-bearded (bastaśmaśru). The gods who tried to uproot me shall have their physical bodies”.

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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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