Duhkhashoka, Duḥkhaśoka, Duhkha-shoka: 1 definition


Duhkhashoka 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 Duḥkhaśoka can be transliterated into English as Duhkhasoka or Duhkhashoka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Duḥkhaśoka (दुःखशोक) refers to “excessive grief”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.44 (“Menā regains consciousness”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “O sage she lamented thus and in many a similar manner she cried in the excess of her grief (duḥkhaśoka-pariplutā). Then I came there quickly and narrated to her the principles of Śiva which ought to have dispelled her perverted knowledge. [Brahmā said:—] ‘O Menā, you shall listen lovingly to my auspicious words whereby your evil inclination shall cease. [...]’”.

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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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