Sanjivanamani, Sañjīvanamaṇi: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sañjīvanamaṇi (सञ्जीवनमणि).—The jewel in the head of serpents. There is a tradition among the poets that this jewel is the basis of the serpent’s life. There is a story in Mahā bhārata, Aśvamedhika Parva, Chapter 30, Verse 42, stating how Babhruvāhana brought Arjuna to life by Sañjīvanamaṇi. (For details see under Babhruvāhana).

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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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