Danavarshabha, Danava-rishabha, Dānavarṣabha: 1 definition


Danavarshabha 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 Dānavarṣabha can be transliterated into English as Danavarsabha or Danavarshabha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Danavarshabha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dānavarṣabha (दानवर्षभ) refers to the “foremost among the Asuras” and is used to describe Maya, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.12 (“The Gods go back to their abodes”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “On hearing the auspicious words of Śiva, Maya the foremost among the Asuras spoke after bowing to the lord with stooping shoulders and palms joined in reverence”.

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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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