Ghranashravas, Ghrāṇaśravas: 2 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Ghrāṇaśravas can be transliterated into English as Ghranasravas or Ghranashravas, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ghrāṇaśravas (घ्राणश्रवस्).—An attendant of Skanda. Always immersed in yoga he worked for the welfare of brahmins. (Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 57).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ghrāṇaśravas (घ्राणश्रवस्):—[=ghrāṇa-śravas] [from ghrāṇa > ghrā] m. ‘renowned for his nose’, Name of one of Skanda’s attendants, [Mahābhārata ix, 2559.]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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