Shreniman, Śreṇimān: 1 definition



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The Sanskrit term Śreṇimān can be transliterated into English as Sreniman or Shreniman, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śreṇimān (श्रेणिमान्).—A Rājarṣi. Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 67, Verse 51 says that he was the rebirth of the fourth Kālakeya. The following pieces of information about this Rājarṣi are gathered from Mahābhārata:—

(i) Śreṇimān was present at the Svayaṃvara of Pāñcālī. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 185, Verse 11).

(ii) He ruled over Kumāradeśa. Bhīmasena, in the triumphal march of the eastern lands, defeated Śreṇimān. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 30, Verse 1).

(iii) Sahadeva, in his conquest of Southern lands defeated him. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 31, Verse 5).

(iv) In the course of the Bhārata Yuddha, Śreṇimān was killed by Droṇa. (Mahābhārata Karṇa Parva, Chapter 6, Verse 35).

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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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