Guruniketana, Guru-niketana: 1 definition


Guruniketana 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Guruniketana in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Guruniketana (गुरुनिकेतन) refers to “Bṛhaspati’s abode”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.31 (“Description of Śiva’s magic”).—Accordingly, “Thinking like this and consulting one another they, in their bewilderment, decided to send god Bṛhaspati there. O Nārada, then Indra and other gods, went to Bṛhaspati’s abode (guruniketana) lovingly with humility, in their eagerness to achieve their self-interest. Reaching there, all the gods including Indra bowed to Bṛhaspati and submitted every detail to him”.

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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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