Bhurishrava, Bhūriśravā, Bhūriśrava: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Bhūriśravā and Bhūriśrava can be transliterated into English as Bhurisrava or Bhurishrava, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Bhūriśravā (भूरिश्रवा):—One of the three sons of Somadatta (son of Bāhlīka). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.18-19)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bhūriśravā (भूरिश्रवा).—(BHŪRIŚRAVAS). General. He was the son of Somada, a king of Kuruvaṃśa (Kuru dynasty). Other details. Bhūriśravas had two brothers named Bhūri and Śala. They were all present at the Svayaṃvara of Draupadī. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 185, Verse 14).

He once described to Duryodhana, the heroic qualities of the Pāṇḍavas and advised him to maintain peaceful relations with them. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 199, Dākṣinātya Pāṭha).

He took part in Yudhiṣṭhira’s Rājasūya yajña with his father and brothers. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 34, Verse 8).

In the war between Kauravas and Pāṇḍavas, he arrived with an "Akṣauhiṇī" (A division of the army) in order to give help to Duryodhana. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 19, Verse 16).

Bhīṣma once remarked that Bhūriśravas deserved to be counted among the Rathīs and Yūthapatis. (Udyoga Parva, Chapter 165, Verse 29).

On the first day of the battle at Kurukṣetra Bhūriśravas fought a duel with Śaṃkha. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 35).

He fought with Sātyaki (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 63, Verse 33).

He killed the ten sons of Sātyaki. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 74, Verse 25).

Defeated Dhṛṣṭaketu in battle. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 84, Verse 35).

He fought a duel with Bhīmasena. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 11, Verse 44).

A duel was fought with Śikhaṇḍī. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 43, Verse 45).

Bhūriśravas fell down under the stroke of Sātyaki. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 142, Verse 59).

Arjuna cut off the left arm of Bhūriśravas. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 141, Verse 72).

Enraged by Arjuna’s action, Bhūriśravas squatted on the ground to attain Svarga (Heaven). (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 143, Verse 33).

Sātyaki killed Bhūriśravas. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 143, Verse 54).

After death Bhūriśravas became a Viśvadeva. (Svargārohaṇa Parva, Chapter 5, Verse 16).

Some of the other names of Bhūriśravas given in Mahābhārata are:—Bhūridakṣiṇa, Śalāgraja, Kaurava, Kauraveya, Kauravya, Yūpaketana, Yūpaketu, Śārdūla, Kuruśreṣṭha, Kurūdvaha. (See full article at Story of Bhūriśravā from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Bhūriśrava (भूरिश्रव).—A son of Somadatta; was stationed on the west of Gomanta during its siege by Jarāsandha, and also of Mathurā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 18; X. 52. 11 [11]; 50. 11 [5]; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 235; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 20. 32; V. 35. 27.

1b) A Madhyamādhvaryu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 33. 14.

1c) A son of Śuka.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 93; Vāyu-purāṇa 70. 85.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Bhūriśrava (भूरिश्रव) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.177.14) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bhūriśrava) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Bhūriśravā (भूरिश्रवा) refers to one of the five sons of Śuka: the son of Kṛṣṇa-Dvaipāyana, according to one account of Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Nārada gave a daughter to Vasiṣṭha. She was Arundhati and Śakti was born to her. Śakti begot Parāśara and from Parāśara was born Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana. Śuka was born to Dvaipāyana and Śuka had five sons—Bhūriśravā, Prabhu, Śaṃbhu, Kṛṣṇa and Gaura and a daughter—Kīrtimati.

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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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