Prasannamanas, Prasanna-manas: 1 definition

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Prasannamanas 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)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Prasannamanas (प्रसन्नमनस्) refers to “delighted minds”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.42.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] O great sage, after thus eulogising lord Śiva, I joined my palms in reverence and bent my head in humility. [...] The other gods too of delighted minds (i.e., prasannamanas), the Siddhas, the sages and the Prajāpatis lauded Śiva joyously. Then the gods of lower rank, Nāgas, and the Brahmins, the members of the assembly, bowed with devotion and eulogised Śiva severally”.

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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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