Bhadrashrenya, Bhadraśreṇya: 2 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Bhadraśreṇya can be transliterated into English as Bhadrasrenya or Bhadrashrenya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bhadraśreṇya (भद्रश्रेण्य).—A Hehaya King who was ruling a state with Māhiṣmatī as capital. He had fought many wars with Divodāsa, king of Kāśī. (See under Divodāsa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Bhadraśreṇya (भद्रश्रेण्य).—The son of Mahismān, a man of great prowess; king of Vārāṇasi, father of Durdama and 99 other sons, all able archers, whom Dīvodāsa slew except Durdama;1 the family was destroyed by Pratardana.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 92. 61; 94. 6; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 11. 10.
  • 2) Ib. IV. 8. 12.
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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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