Savarnimanu, aka: Sāvarṇimanu, Savarni-Manu; 2 Definition(s)


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[Savarnimanu in Purana glossaries]

1) Sāvarṇimanu (सावर्णिमनु).—The eighth Manu. A son of Chāyā and Vivasvān. Father of Nirmoka and other sons. In this epoch Sutapas, Virajas Amitābhas, Mukhyas were the gods. Bali was Indra. Gālava, Kṛpa, Rāma and others were the sages. Hari manifested himself as sārvabhauma.1 Initiated in the mystery of Lord's glories by Nārada, worshipping Naranārāyaṇa;2 originally Śrutaśravas; performs austerities on the slopes of Meru even to-day.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 41; VIII. 13. 11-7; 22. 31; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 4; 13-19.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 19. 10.
  • 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 28; III. 59. 49 and 80.

2) Sāvarṇimanu (सावर्णिमनु).—14th Manu from {#au#} of Kārbūra varṇa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 26. 46.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Sāvarṇimanu (सावर्णिमनु).—14th Manu from {#au#} of Kārbūra varṇa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 26. 46.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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