Jnananidhana, Jñānanidhāna, Jnana-nidhana: 1 definition



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Jñānanidhāna (ज्ञाननिधान) refers to the “storehouses of knowledge” and is used to describe the three daughters of Svadhā (i.e., Menā, Dhanyā, Kalāvatī), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.2.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] [Svadhā] had three daughters all of whom were of handsome features and virtuous forms. [...] The mothers of the worlds are worthy of reverence of the entire universe always. They are the bestowers of great joy. They are great Yoginīs, storehouses of knowledge (i.e., jñānanidhāna). They pervade the three worlds”.

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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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