Shrutasena, Śrutasena: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Śrutasena can be transliterated into English as Srutasena or Shrutasena, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shrutasena in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Śrutasena (श्रुतसेन):—Son of Bhīma (one of the sons of Pāṇḍu) and Draupadī. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.27-30)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Śrutasena (श्रुतसेन).—A brother of King Janamejaya. In Mahābhārata, there is a reference to an incident in which Śrutasena beat a dog which entered the place where Janamejaya was performing his Yāga. (For further details see under Śrutaśravas III).

2) Śrutasena (श्रुतसेन).—Younger brother of the serpent Takṣaka. There is a reference to this Nāga in Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 3, Verse 141.

3) Śrutasena (श्रुतसेन).—Son of Sahadeva. He is also known as Śrutakarmā. (See under Śrutakarmā).

4) Śrutasena (श्रुतसेन).—An asura. Garuḍa killed this asura. (See under Śrutaśrī).

5) Śrutasena (श्रुतसेन).—A warrior on the Kaurava side. He was killed by Arjuna. (Mahābhārata Karṇa Parva, Chapter 27, Verse 10).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Śrutasena (श्रुतसेन).—A son of Śatrughna.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 11. 12.

1b) A son of Bhīma and Draupadī.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 29; Matsya-purāṇa 50. 52; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 20. 42.

1c) A son of Parīkṣit.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 35; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 20. 1; 21. 3.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Shrutasena in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Śrutasena (श्रुतसेन) is the name of a king from Gokarṇa, according to a story in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 33. Accordingly, “there lived long ago in the Deccan, in a city called Gokarṇa, a king named Śrutasena, who was the ornament of his race and possessed of learning. And this king, though his prosperity was complete, had yet one source of sorrow, that he had not as yet obtained a wife who was a suitable match for him. And once on a time the king, while brooding over that sorrow, began to talk about it, and was thus addressed by a Brāhman, named Agniśarman”.

The story of Śrutasena was narrated to Udayana (king of Vatsa) by Yaugandharāyaṇa in order to demonstrate that “matrons cannot endure the interruption of a deep affection” demonstrated by the anecdote that “chaste women, when their beloved is attached to another, or has gone to heaven, become careless about all enjoyments and determined to die, though their intentions are inscrutable on account of the haughtiness of their character”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Śrutasena, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shrutasena in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śrutasena (श्रुतसेन).—1. [adjective] having a famous army.

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Śrutasena (श्रुतसेन).—2. [masculine] [Name] of a serpent-demon etc.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śrutasena (श्रुतसेन):—[=śruta-sena] [from śruta > śru] m. having a famous army, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] ([Scholiast or Commentator])

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a brother (or son) of Janam-ejaya, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] of a son of Saha-deva, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Parīkṣit, [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] of a son of Bhīma-sena, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] of a son of Śatru-ghna, [ib.]

7) [v.s. ...] of a son of Śambara, [Harivaṃśa]

8) [v.s. ...] of a prince of Go-karṇa, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

9) Śrutasenā (श्रुतसेना):—[=śruta-senā] [from śruta-sena > śruta > śru] f. Name of a wife of Kṛṣṇa, [Harivaṃśa]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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