Shrutayudha, Śrutāyudha, Srutayudha: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Śrutāyudha can be transliterated into English as Srutayudha or Shrutayudha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Shrutayudha in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Śrutāyudha (श्रुतायुध).—A king of Kaliṅga. He was the son of Varuṇa by Parṇāśā. He died on the battlefield of Kurukṣetra when he released his mace at Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa. His mace could not be thrown at one who was not engaged in combat or it would come back and kill the one who threw it. Since Lord Kṛṣṇa was not engaged in combat, the mace came back and killed Śrutāyudha.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śrutāyudha (श्रुतायुध).—A king of the Kaliṅga land. He was the son of Varuṇa by Parṇāśā. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 23; Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 16, Verse 34).

In Bhārata battle he took his stand on the Kaurava side and at first clashed with Bhīmasena. Even at the beginning of the battle, Bhīma killed Satya and Satyadeva, two of the assistants of Śrutāyudha. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 50, Verse 69). In the end, he used his cudgel—which was given to him by Varuṇa—against Śrī Kṛṣṇa who did not take part in the battle at all. Śrutāyudha died by his own Cudgel. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter, 67, Verses 43-48). (See also under Śrutāyus II).

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Srutayudha (श्रुतायुद्घ): A Kaurava warrior whose mace hurled at Krishna rebounded fiercely, killing Srutayudha himself. Her mother Parnasa had obtained that gift from Varuna who had specified that the mace should not be used against one who does not fight, else it would kill the person who hurls it.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shrutayudha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śrutāyudha (श्रुतायुध):—[from śruta > śru] m. Name of a man, [Mahābhārata]

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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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