Anakadundubhi, aka: Ānakadundubhī, Ānakadundubhi, Anaka-dundubhi; 4 Definition(s)


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Ānakadundubhi (आनकदुन्दुभि).—An epithet of Vasudeva, father of Śrī Kṛṣṇa.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1) Ānakadundubhī (आनकदुन्दुभी).—A previous name of Vasudeva. (s.v.)1 When he was born dundubhi and the ānakas were sounded as in a festival in the house of Śūra by the gods;2 at Nandagopagṛha.3 Son of Anu.4 Entered fire after the departure of Rāma and Kṛṣṇa to Heaven.5

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 146, 164. 217; Matsya-purāṇa 46. 2 and 11; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 2. 8 and 16.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 144-5; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 29.
  • 3) Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 211.
  • 4) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 14.
  • 5) Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 38. 4.

2) Ānakadundubhi (आनकदुन्दुभि).—Divine musicians, played at the birth of Vesudeva.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 28.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Anakadundubhi in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [A] · next »

Anakadundubhi (अनकदुन्दुभि).—= आनकदुन्दुभि (ānakadundubhi) q. v.

Derivable forms: anakadundubhiḥ (अनकदुन्दुभिः).

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Ānakadundubhi (आनकदुन्दुभि).—epithet of Vasudeva, father of Kṛṣṇa; cf. Hariv. वसुदेवो महाबाहुः पूर्वमानकदुन्दुभिः । जज्ञे यस्य प्रसूतस्य दुन्दुभ्यः प्राणदन्दिवि ॥ आनकानां च संह्रादः सुमहानभवद्दिवि (vasudevo mahābāhuḥ pūrvamānakadundubhiḥ | jajñe yasya prasūtasya dundubhyaḥ prāṇadandivi || ānakānāṃ ca saṃhrādaḥ sumahānabhavaddivi) |

-bhiḥ, bhī f.) a large drum or dhol. kettle-drum (beaten at one end).

Derivable forms: ānakadundubhiḥ (आनकदुन्दुभिः).

Ānakadundubhi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ānaka and dundubhi (दुन्दुभि).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ānakadundubhi (आनकदुन्दुभि).—m.

(-bhiḥ) A name of Vasudeva the father of Krishna. E. anakadundubha the parent of Vasudeva, iña aff.

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Ānakadundubhi (आनकदुन्दुभि).—mf. (-bhiḥ-bhī) A large drum beaten at one end, a large d'hol, a kettle drum. E. ānaka what sounds and dundubhi a drum.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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