Adigadadhara, Ādigadādhara: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Adigadadhara in Purana glossary
Source: 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.
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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

[«previous next»] — Adigadadhara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: 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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Adigadadhara 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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