Saushruti, aka: Sauśruti; 2 Definition(s)


Saushruti 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 Sauśruti can be transliterated into English as Sausruti or Saushruti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Sauśruti (सौश्रुति) is the Sanskrit name of a deity presiding over Makuṭeśvara, one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, which is one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas and presiding deities (eg., Sauśruti) is found in the commentary on the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Sauśruti (सौश्रुति).—Brother of Suśarmā the King of Trigarta. Sauśruti who had fought on the side of the Kauravas in the battle of Bhārata, was killed by Arjuna. (Mahābhārata Karṇa Parva, Chapter 27, Verse 3).

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia
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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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