Bindusaras: 2 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Bindusaras (बिन्दुसरस्).—A holy place famous in the Purāṇas. The following information is obtained from the Purāṇas about this holy place.
Bindusaras lies on the north of the Mount Kailāsa. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 3, Stanza 2).
It was at Bindusaras that Bhagīratha did penance to bring down Gaṅgā to the earth (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 3, Stanza 10).
Devendra performed hundred sacrifices at this place. (Mahā Bhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 3).
Once Śiva performed a sacrifice at Bindusaras. (Śabhā Parva, Chapter 3).
Śrī Kṛṣṇa did penance here for several years to get righteousness. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 3, Stanza 11).
At this place, Maya, the asura gave Arjuna the famous conch known as Devadatta and to Bhīmasena the famous club of Vṛṣaparvā. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 3).
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Bindusaras (बिन्दुसरस्):—[=bindu-saras] [from bindu > bind] n. Name of a sacred lake, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] (mc. also -sara), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Starts with: Bindusarastirtha.
Search found 5 books and stories containing Bindusaras, Bindu-saras; (plurals include: Bindusarases, sarases). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 78 - The Killing of Dantavakra, Viduratha and Romaharsana < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 17 - The non-dualistic (advaita) nature of Śiva < [Section 6 - Kailāsa-saṃhitā]
Chapter 1 - The greatness of Jyotirliṅgas and their Upaliṅgas < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 19 - The Glory of Lakṣmaṇatīrtha < [Section 1 - Setu-māhātmya]
Chapter 2 - A List of Different Sacred Places of Śiva on the Earth < [Section 3b - Arunācala-khaṇḍa (Uttarārdha)]