Andhraka, Āndhraka, Amdhraka: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Andhraka in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Andhraka (अन्ध्रक).—Verse 24, Chapter 4 of Sabhā Parva, describes this king of Andhra Deśa as having sat in the assembly hall of the palace constructed by Maya at Indraprastha for the Pāṇḍavas. He was also present at the Rājasūya Yajña performed by Yudhiṣṭhira. (Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 34, Verse 11).

2) Andhraka (अन्ध्रक).—The warriors of Andhra Deśa were called Andhrakas also. (Mahābhārata, Karṇa Parva, Chapter 20, Verses 10 and 11). In the Bhārata war the King of Pāṇḍya defeated those warriors. Kṛṣṇa incited Arjuna to kill the Andhras and the Pulindas. (Mahābhārata, Karṇa Parva, Chapter 73, Verses 19 to 21).

3) Andhraka (अन्ध्रक).—Andhrakas are classed with Mlecchas (lowest caste of people) in Verse 42, Chapter 207 of Śānti Parva.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Andhraka (अन्ध्रक).—The Śuṅga, ruled for 2 years.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 339.

1b) Succeeded the Kaṇva dynasty of kings. Thirty of them ruled for 456 years. Kingdom of:*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 73. 109; 74. 160, 170, 178, 197, 229-30; Vāyu-purāṇa 98. 108; Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 1. 22-28.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Āndhraka (आन्ध्रक) refers to the Andhra region mentioned in a list of regions in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—According to the author people living in different regions [viz., Saindhava and Āndhraka] have their own nourishing foodstuffs [viz., matsya (fish)]. Such foodstuffs are more beneficial for them.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[Sanskrit to German]

Andhraka 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āṃdhraka (ಆಂಧ್ರಕ):—[noun] = ಆಂಧ - [amdha -] 3.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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