Vasushruta, Vasuśruta, Vasu-shruta: 3 definitions


Vasushruta 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 Vasuśruta can be transliterated into English as Vasusruta or Vasushruta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vasushruta in Purana glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Vasuśruta (वसुश्रुत) is the son of Satyadhvaja and great devotee of Mahākāla, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—The sixty-fourth chapter of the Saurapurāṇa describes the glories and merits of the devotees of Śiva. Devotion to Śiva is stated to be the highest Dharma and devotees of Śiva are always worshipful.


“There was a pious king named Satyadhvaja in Ujjayinī. After his death his son Vasuśruta ascended the throne. He was a great devotee of Mahākāla and worshipped the god devotedly. But he did not administer his subjects according to Dharma. He even killed the pious people and destroyed the sacrifices. He was untruthful and extremely tyrannical but rendered whole-hearted service to Mahākāla. After his death the servants of Yama came to take him. But he was snatched away by the attendants of Śiva from the Servants of Yama and was taken to the region of Śiva”.

Purana book cover
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Vasuśruta (वसुश्रुत):—[=vasu-śruta] [from vasu > vas] m. ([probably]) a person renowned for w°, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] (with ātreya) Name of the author of [Ṛg-veda v, 3-6.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Vasushruta in German

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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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