Ugrasrava, aka: Ugrashrava, Ugraśrava; 3 Definition(s)
Ugrasrava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit term Ugraśrava can be transliterated into English as Ugrasrava or Ugrashrava, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Ugraśrava (उग्रश्रव).—Surname of Sūta. His discourse on creation to sages of Naimiṣa.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 20. 7.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Another name for Sauti, a narroter of the Mahabharata.Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Ugrashravas was the narrator of several Puranas, including Mahābhārata, Bhagavata Purana, Harivamsa, and Padma Purana, with the narrations typically taking place before the sages gathered in Naimisha Forest.
He was the son of Lomaharshana, and a disciple of Vyasa, the author of Mahābhārata. Ugrasrava belonged to the Suta caste, who were typically the bards of Puranic literature.
Ugrashravas; (also Ugrasravas, Sauti, Suta, Sri Suta, Suta Goswami)
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