Svastyatreya, aka: Svastyātreya; 2 Definition(s)


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Svastyātreya (स्वस्त्यात्रेय).—An ancient hermit. Mention is made in Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 208, Verse 28 that this hermit had lived in South India.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Svastyātreya (स्वस्त्यात्रेय).—A class of sages of Atreya fold; ten sons of Atri by his ten apsara wives; famous for their learning in the Vedas and knowledge of Brahman.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 81; Vāyu-purāṇa 70. 75.
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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