Naranarayanas, Naranārāyaṇas: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Naranārāyaṇas (नरनारायणस्).—Two hermits Nara and Nārāyaṇa. These two hermits had spent many thousands of years in Badaryāśrama doing penance. Arjuna was the rebirth of Nara and Śrī Kṛṣṇa was the rebirth of Nārāyaṇa. (For detailed story see under Nara and Nārāyaṇa).

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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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