Acchoda, Acchodā: 11 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Achchhoda.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Acchodā (अच्छोदा).—A spiritual daughter of the Pitṛs. (For further details see "Amāvasu").

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Acchoda (अच्छोद).—The name of a lake at the foot of Candraprabha.1 Here Acchodā, the Pitṛ-kanyā, sprang up and was again born in Matsya-yoni;2 residence of the Apsaras Adrikā.3

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 47. 5-7; Matsya-purāṇa 121, 6-7.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 77. 76-7.
  • 3) Ib. 73. 3.

2a) Acchodā (अच्छोदा).—The mind-born daughter of Barhiṣada pitṛs. After her name was the Acchoda lake. Without finding her own Pitṛs, she took as her Pitṛ, another (Amāvasu) and consequently lost her yogic powers. Then seeing her Pitṛs in the form of Trasareṇu, she prayed to them for succour. They said that she would be born on the earth on the 28th Dvāpara as the daughter of Matsya and marry Śantanu and be mother of two seers—Vicitravīrya as well as of king Citrāṅgada. Afterwards she would attain the aṣṭaka place in the Pitṛ world. As the daughter of the fisherman, she was known as Satyavatī and Matsyagandhi.1 In the form of a river rising from lake Acchodam.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 10. 54-74; Vāyu-purāṇa 73. 2-21; Matsya-purāṇa ch. 14 (whole).
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 121. 7.

2b) The R. from lake Acchoda.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 47. 5-6, 7.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Acchoda (अच्छोद) is the of an ancient lake, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara (story of king Sumanas).—Jābāli’s story was as follows: Tārāpīḍa, King of Ujjayinī, won by penance a son, Candrāpīḍa, who was brought up with Vaiśampāyana, the son of his minister, Śukanāsa. In due time Candrāpīḍa was anointed as Crown Prince, and started on an expedition of world-conquest. At the end of it he reached Kailāsa, and, while resting there, was led one day in a vain chase of a pair of Kinnaras to the shores of the Acchoda Lake.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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India history and geography

Source: The Geographical Dictionary of Ancient and Mediaeval India

Acchoda-Sarovara.—Acchāvat in Kāśmīra, described by Bāṇabhaṭṭa in his Kādambarī (see also Bilhaṇa’s Vikramāṅka-devacaritra, xviii, 53). It is six miles from Mārttaṇḍa. The Siddhāśrama was situated on the bank of this lake (Bṛhat-nāradīya-purāṇa, ch. 1).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Acchoda (अच्छोद):—[from a-ccha] mfn. having clear water

2) Acchodā (अच्छोदा):—[from acchoda > a-ccha] f. Name of a river

3) Acchoda (अच्छोद):—[from a-ccha] n. Name of a lake in the Himālaya formed by the river Acchodā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Acchoda (अच्छोद):—[bahuvrihi compound] I. m. f. n.

(-daḥ-dā-dam) Having clear or limpid waters. Ii. f.

(-dā) The name of a river produced by the Manes Agniṣvāttas. Iii. n.

(-dam) The name of a lake in the Himālaya, deriving its origin from the river Achchhodā. E. accha and uda (a substitute of udaka).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Acchoda (अच्छोद):—[(daḥ-dā-daṃ) a.] Having clear water.

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Acchoda 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Acchoḍa (अच्छोड) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ācchoṭa.

2) Acchoḍa (अच्छोड) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ācchoṭa.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Acchōda (ಅಚ್ಛೋದ):—

1) [noun] clear and limpid water.

2) [noun] name of a lake in a literary work, Kādambari, of Bāṇa (in Saṃskṛta) and Nāgavarma (in Kannaḍa) .

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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