Dharmamurti, Dharmamūrti: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dharmamūrti (धर्ममूर्ति).—A king in the Bṛhatkalpa; a friend of Indra. His wife was Bhānumatī. He had the prowess to vanquish even the Asuras. Asked as to the reason of his strength, his Purohita, Vasiṣṭha explained that in the previous birth he was a goldsmith in the service of a Śaivite courtesan, Līlāvatī. She performed the gift of Lavanācala when he helped her in making up the salt mountain in gold without receiving anything as wages. The present position was its consequence. Then he made gifts of ten Merus to Vasiṣṭha.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 92. 17-33.
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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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