Gramyaranya, Grāmyāraṇya: 1 definition



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Grāmyāraṇya (ग्राम्यारण्य).—14 kinds of corn; vritri, yava, māṣa, godhumā, aṇu, tila, priyangu, kulatthikā, syāmaka, nivāras, jartila, gavedhuka, kuruvinda, veṇuyava (bamboo corn) and markaṭaka. They originally grew unploughed and unsown, but in the Tretāyuga they were raised by the plough and by seeds.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 7. 138, 143ff.; Vāyu-purāṇa 8. 144. 14. 153-55.
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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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