Ahuka, Āhuka, Āhukā, Āhūka: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Āhuka (आहुक).—A king of Yadu Vaṃśa. He was the father of Ugrasena, the father of Kaṃsa. (Some Purāṇas say that Āhuka and Ugrasena were the names of the same person). For genealogy, see "YADU VAṂŚA". In Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 14, Verse 33, we find that Akrūra had married Sutanū, the daughter of Āhuka. Āhuka had a hundred sons. (Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 14, Verse 56). There were constant quarrels between Āhuka and Akrūra. (Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 81, Verses 8-11).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Āhuka (आहुक).—A son of Punarvasu and father of Devaka and Ugrasena and Dhṛti (vā.);1 a prince who had thousands of sons.2 Hated by Kaṃsa.3 Consulted by Kṛṣṇa on the eve of attack on Jarāsandha. His defence in the third campaign of Jarāsandha.4 Met Kṛṣṇa at the council hall, and welcomed him after the Kurukṣetra war.5 Went to Syamantapañcaka for solar eclipse.6 An ideal ruler; married Kāśi king's daughter.7 Specialist in chariot war;8 Āhukī was his sister, married to Āhukāndha;9 had 800 lakhs of horses, 21,000 elephants with silver and gold chains in east and west directions; equal to great Bhoja;10 informed of happenings in Prabhāsa.11

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 20-21; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 120-123; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 15-16; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 120-121.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 14. 28; X. 90. 42.
  • 3) Ib. X. 36. 24 [28]; X[50 (V) 8].
  • 4) Ib. X [51 (V) 26].
  • 5) Ib. X. [67 (V) 42]; 80. [13].
  • 6) Ib. X. 82. 5.
  • 7) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 128; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 70.
  • 8) Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 121-2; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 122-3.
  • 9) Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 127; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 66-70.
  • 10) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 123-127; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 121-126; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 67-68.
  • 11) Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 37. 59.

2) Āhukā (आहुका).—The people of an eastern kingdom.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 52; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 121.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Āhuka (आहुक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.48.24) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Āhuka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Āhūka (आहूक) refers to one of the sons of Kroṣṭā and grandson of Yadu, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Nahuṣa married Virajā (the daughter of Pitṛ) and was blessed with five sons of whom Yayāti was the most famous. Yayāti had two wives—Devayānī and Śarmiṣṭhā. Devayānī gave birth to Yadu and Turvasu. [...] The Son of Yadu was Kroṣṭā in whose race the most glorious kings were born. The text only names them as [viz., Āhūka].

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āhuka (आहुक).—Name of a prince, grand-father of Kṛṣṇa.

-kāḥ Name of a people.

Derivable forms: āhukaḥ (आहुकः).

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

1) Āhuka (आहुक):—m. Name of a king (great-grandfather of Kṛṣṇa, a son or grandson of Abhijit), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

2) (ās m. [plural] Name of a people, [Mahābhārata]

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

Āhūka (आहूक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āhūa.

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Ahuka 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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