Rishiprana, Ṛṣiprāṇa, Rishi-prana: 1 definition


Rishiprana 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 Ṛṣiprāṇa can be transliterated into English as Rsiprana or Rishiprana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Ṛṣiprāṇa (ऋषिप्राण) refers to the “lives of the sages” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.6 (“Prayer to Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā said to Śiva: “[...] Although the Asuras have forsaken their duties and your worship, they cannot be killed by others. Hence, O great lord, the saviour of the lives of the gods and the sages (ṛṣiprāṇa) [atastvayā mahādeva surarṣiprāṇarakṣaka], the Mlecchas shall be killed by you for the protection of the good. As it is the duty of a king, you will not be sinning by their destruction. Hence, the good people, brahmins etc shall be saved and the thorns uprooted. [...]”.

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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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