Shrautadharma, Śrautadharma, Shrauta-Dharma: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Śrautadharma can be transliterated into English as Srautadharma or Shrautadharma, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śrautadharma (श्रौतधर्म).—And smārta—promulgated by the seven sages and Manu at the commencement of the Tretā yuga;1 two-fold, dhārāgnihotrasaṃbandha said in four days; hearing is śrauta;2 lost in Arājaka;3 the śruta consists of marriage, agnihotra, and Vedic studies; this is according to the Sapta ṛṣis.4

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 29. 44-51; 32. 33-5.
  • 2) Ib. II. 32. 33-5, 43, 44; III. 21. 47.
  • 3) Ib. II. 31. 95.
  • 4) Vāyu-purāṇa 57. 39-40.
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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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