Adibaka, Āḍibaka, Āḍībaka: 3 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Āḍībaka (आडीबक).—A combat without serving any useful purpose and conducted out of sheer spite between two people to the surprise of others. The fight between Vasiṣṭha and Viśvāmitra was of this king. (Skandha 6 of Devī Bhāgavata).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Āḍibaka (आडिबक).—The sixth war of gods and Asuras.1 In this Kakustha helped Indra;2 the sixth of the twelve incarnations of Hari.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 72. 74.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 25.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 47. 34-35 and 44; Vāyu-purāṇa 97. 81.
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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

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

1) Āḍibaka (आडिबक):—[=āḍi-baka] [from āḍi] mfn. (the combat) fought by the birds Āḍi and Baka (into which Vasiṣṭha and Viśvāmitra had been transformed respectively), [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

2) Āḍībaka (आडीबक):—[=āḍī-baka] [from āḍī > āḍi] mfn. = āḍi-baka q.v., [Harivaṃśa 11100.]

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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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