Duhkhashanti, Duḥkhaśānti, Duhkha-shanti: 1 definition


Duhkhashanti 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 Duḥkhaśānti can be transliterated into English as Duhkhasanti or Duhkhashanti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Duḥkhaśānti (दुःखशान्ति) refers to “quelling one’s misery”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.17 (“The Resuscitation of Gaṇeśa”).—Accordingly, Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “The gods then discussed with you of noble soul:—‘How could our misery be quelled (duḥkhaśānti)’. They then said. As long as the goddess Pārvatī does not favour us there will be no happiness. No suspicion need be entertained in this matter. You and other sages went to Pārvatī in order to appease her anger. They then propitiated her. [...]”.

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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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