Vrishaparva, Vṛṣaparvā, Vṛṣaparva: 3 definitions


Vrishaparva 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 terms Vṛṣaparvā and Vṛṣaparva can be transliterated into English as Vrsaparva or Vrishaparva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vrishaparva in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Vṛṣaparvā (वृषपर्वा):—King Vṛṣaparvā had a daughter named Śarmiṣṭhā (one of the two wifes of Nahuṣa). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.18.26)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Vṛṣaparvā (वृषपर्वा).—A noble Asura. The following information about him is taken from Mahābhārata.

(i) Vṛṣaparvā was born to Prajāpati Kaśyapa by his wife Danu. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 65, Stanza 24).

(ii) He took rebirth in the earth as King Dīrghaprajña. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva Chapter 67, Stanza 15).

(iii) He had a daughter named Śarmiṣṭhā. (See under Devayānī).

2) Vṛṣaparvā (वृषपर्वा).—An ancient royal hermit. It is stated in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 156, Stanza 15, that an ethereal voice was heard by the Pāṇḍavas, who were living in the forest, that they should visit this royal hermit. Accordingly the Pāṇḍavas visited the hermit and he received them cordially. This King rendered them various helps such as giving them directions for going through the forests. It is stated in Vana Parva, Chapter 177, that on the return journey also the Pāṇḍavas entered the hermitage of this hermit and received hospitality.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Vṛṣaparva (वृषपर्व) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.24, I.65) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vṛṣaparva) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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