Vrishanku, Vṛṣaṅku: 1 definition

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Vrishanku 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 Vṛṣaṅku can be transliterated into English as Vrsanku or Vrishanku, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vṛṣaṅku (वृषङ्कु).—An ancient hermit. When Śrī Rāma returned from his forest life, the hermits such as Vṛṣaṅku, Kaviṣa, Dhaumya, Raudreya, Nārada, Vāmadeva, Saurabhi, Aṣṭāvakra, Śrīśuka, Bhṛgu, Lomaśa and Maudgala, from the west came and bowed before him. (Uttara Rāmāyaṇa).

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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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