Sharadvan, Śaradvān: 3 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Śaradvān can be transliterated into English as Saradvan or Sharadvan, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
Śaradvān (शरद्वान्):—Son of Satyadhṛti (son of Śatānanda). When Śaradvān met Urvaśī, he discharged semen, which fell on a clump of śara grass. The semen gave birth to two all-auspicious babies, one male called Kṛpa and one female called named Kṛpī. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.35)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Śaradvān (शरद्वान्).—A muni, the son of Gautama. From his very infancy he preferred learning the dhanurveda (science of archery) to the other Vedas. While a brahmacārin (Religious student) he performed tapas and secured divine arrows. Afterwards, having been overcome by the charms and appeals of an apsarā woman named Jānapatī, Śaradvān had seminal emission from which were born Kṛpa and Kṛpī. (For details see under Kṛpa).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
- 1) Matsya-purāṇa 9. 32; Vāyu-purāṇa 1. 186; 59. 93.
- 2) Matsya-purāṇa 50. 8; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 63.
- 3) Matsya-purāṇa 145. 95, 104.
1b) A son of Udathya and of Gautamagotra.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 64. 26; 65. 101.
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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Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
The Bhagavata Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 21 - The Race of Bharata—The History of Rantideva < [Book 9 - Ninth Skandha]
Chapter 19 - Arrival of Śuka < [Book 1 - First Skandha]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 4 - Re-creation of the Cosmic Egg < [Section 4a - Upasaṃhāra-pāda]
Chapter 38 - Vaivasvata Manvantara: the Mārīca creation < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Chapter 74 - Royal Dynasties < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)