Putrashoka, Putraśoka, Putra-shoka: 1 definition

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Putrashoka 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.

The Sanskrit term Putraśoka can be transliterated into English as Putrasoka or Putrashoka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Putrashoka in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Putraśoka (पुत्रशोक) refers to “grieving over one’s son”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.41 (“Description of the Altar-Structure”).—Accordingly, after Nārada spoke to Indra and others: “On hearing your words lord Indra who was frightened from head to foot, immediately spoke to Viṣṇu. [Lord Indra said:—] ‘O lord of Lakṣmī, O lord of gods, Tvaṣṭṛ who is agitated due to the grief over his son (putraśoka) will surely kill me under this pretext and not otherwise’. On hearing his words Viṣṇu, the lord of gods laughingly consoled Indra by speaking thus. [...]”.

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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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