Adigadadhara, Ādigadādhara: 5 definitions
Adigadadhara 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Ādigadādhara (आदिगदाधर).—It was with the bones of an asura (demon) named Gada that Mahāviṣṇu made the first gadā (mace). By that mace Viṣṇu killed Heti and other asuras of that lot and got the name Ādigadādhara (He who first handled the mace). (See under Gadā).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Ādigadādhara (आदिगदाधर).—Viṣṇu; bore for the first time the gadā out of the bone of Gadā-asura. He is vyakta, the whole universe appearing in him in the gayā śilā; in praise of, by Brahmā and Śiva.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 109. 13-17, 25, 27-31, 41-42 and 43-50; 111. 16.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ādigadādhara (आदिगदाधर):—[=ādi-gadā-dhara] [from ādi] m. ‘the first club-bearer’, Name of an image of Viṣṇu, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
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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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Partial matches: Dhara.
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The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
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