Dharmapramana, Dharmapramāṇa, Dharma-pramana: 1 definition
Dharmapramana 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Dharmapramāṇa (धर्मप्रमाण) refers an “authority on virtue ”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.18.—Accordingly, as Yama’s attendants (yamagaṇas) said to Śiva’s attendants (śivagaṇas):—“[...] it is granted that you are an authority (pramāṇa) on virtue (dharma). We are not. But O Gaṇas, if this fellow has at least a bit of virtue (dharmaleśa) to his credit, please let us hear the same”.
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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