Shrutadeva, aka: Śrutadeva, Śrutadevā; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Śrutadeva and Śrutadevā can be transliterated into English as Srutadeva or Shrutadeva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Śrutadeva (श्रुतदेव).—A devotee of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. In Bhāgavata, 10th Skandha it is stated that once he had described the story of Śrī Kṛṣṇa.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Śrutadeva (श्रुतदेव).—A Brahman follower of Kṛṣṇa; knew his yoga power; lived as householder in Mithilā, earning bread for the day and contented; was visited by Kṛṣṇa and was happy at the honour done to him.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 14. 32; II. 7. 45; X. 78. [95 (v) 1]; 86. 13 to 57.

1b) A siddha; attacked the Asura followers of Bali.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 15. 15; VIII. 21. 17; X. 86. 13.

1c) A son of Kṛṣṇa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 90. 34.

2) Śrutadevā (श्रुतदेवा).—A daughter of Śūra; a sister of Vasudeva; wife of Vṛddhaśaman Kārūṣa (Vṛddhadharma, the kārūśa king, Viṣṇu-purāṇa) mother of Dantavaktra (the great Asura).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 24. 30 and 37; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71; 150 and 156; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 149, 155; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 31, 39, 40.
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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