Duhkhanasha, Duhkha-nasha, Duḥkhanāśa: 1 definition

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Duhkhanasha 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 Duḥkhanāśa can be transliterated into English as Duhkhanasa or Duhkhanasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Duḥkhanāśa (दुःखनाश) refers to the “end (destruction) of misery”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.4.—Accordingly, as Umā (Durgā/Satī) spoke to the Gods:—“[...] Formerly, O gods, with great devotion Himācala and Menā rendered service to me in my life as Sati, like my parents. Even now they continuously render me service and Menā particularly (does so). There is no doubt about my becoming their daughter. Just as you, Rudra too, desires my incarnation in the abode of Himavat. Hence I shall incarnate. That shall be the end of misery [i.e., duḥkhanāśa] in the world. [...]”

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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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