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Svayambhuva, aka: Svāyambhuva; 1 Definition(s)

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Purāṇa

1a) Svāyambhuva (स्वायम्भुव).—A name of Nārada.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 6. 3.

1b) (see Manu)1 the Devas are Yāmas, the sages are Marīci and six others besides his ten sons; all engaged in Pratisarga and attained the final bliss;2 Pṛthu milked the cow-earth with the help of Svāyambhuva Manu in his hand; to his family belonged a Prajāpati Aṅga;3 came out of the first face and of white colour;4 married Śatarūpā.5

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 12. 53-4; Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 119; 109. 5.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 9. 3-6.
  • 3) Ib. 10. 3, 15.
  • 4) Vāyu-purāṇa 26. 32; 61. 119; 109. 5.
  • 5) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 9. 36; Vāyu-purāṇa 10. 11-12.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
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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.

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