Shrutadhara, aka: Śrutadhara, Shruta-dhara; 2 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Śrutadhara can be transliterated into English as Srutadhara or Shrutadhara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
1a) Śrutadhara (श्रुतधर).—The companion who followed Puramjana to Uttara and Dakṣiṇa Pāñcāla; allegorically, the hearing.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 25. 50-51; 29. 13.
1b) A class of people in Śālmalidvīpa.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 20. 11.
The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Śrutadhara (श्रुतधर) or Śrutadharadhāraṇī refers to a type of dharāṇī, according to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter X. The person who possesses this śrutadhara-dhāraṇī never forgets the words and the teachings that he has heard with his ears. Dhāraṇī refers to a set of five hundred qualities acquired by the Bodhisattvas accompanying the Buddha at Rājagṛha on the Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata.(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
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Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
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I. Gates of remembrance (dhāraṇi-mukha) < [Part 4 - Obtaining the gates of recollection and concentration]
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