Carishnu, aka: Cariṣṇu; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Cariṣṇu can be transliterated into English as Carisnu or Carishnu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Charishnu.

In Hinduism


[Carishnu in Purana glossaries]

1a) Cariṣṇu (चरिष्णु).—A son of Kīrtimān and Dhenukā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 11. 21; Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 17.

1b) One of the nine sons of Sāvarṇi Manu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 33; Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 22.

1c) The father of Haraya devas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 40.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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