Anuhlada, Anuḥlāda, Anuhlāda: 6 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Anuhlāda (अनुह्लाद).—Brother of Prahlāda. Genealogy. Descended from Viṣṇu thus: Viṣṇu, Brahmā, Kaśyapa Hiraṇyakaśipu, Anuhlāda. Birth. Kaśyapa married Diti, daughter of Daṣka. Diti was a younger sister of Aditi. The sons of Aditi became devas and the sons of Diti became asuras. Diti gave birth to two sons named Hiraṇyākṣa and Hiraṇyakaṣipu and a daughter Siṃhikā. Siṃhikā was given in marriage to Vipracitti. They had two sons, Rāhu and Ketu. Five sons were born to Hiraṇyākṣa and four sons were born to Hiraṇyakaśipu. These four sons were: Anuhlāda, Hlāda, Prahlāda and Saṃhlāda. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Aṃśa 1, Chapter 15 and Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 19). (See full article at Story of Anuhlāda from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Anuḥlāda (अनुःलाद).—A son of Kayādhu and Hiraṇyakaśipu; wife Sūrmyā. Father of Bāṣkala and Mahīṣa;1 also of Vāyu and Sinīvāli from whom the hālāhala gaṇa came;2 as asura of the Vitalam. His daughter was married by Rajatanābha, the yakṣa.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 18. 13, 16: Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 5. 33.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 6. 9; Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 70, 75; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 142.
  • 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 20. 26; III. 7. 119; Vāyu-purāṇa 50. 25.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Anuhlāda (अनुह्लाद) refers to one of the four sons of Hiraṇyakaśipu: one of the two sons of Diti, according to one account of Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Kaśyapa’s thirteen wives are [viz., Diti]. Diti gives birth to two demons Hiraṇyakaśipu and Hiraṇyākṣa. Hiraṇyakaśipu has four sons—Prahlāda, Anuhlāda, Saṃhlāda and Hlāda. Hiraṇyakaśipu was killed by Narasiṃha. [...] Then Prahlāda ascended the throne.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Anuhlāda (अनुह्लाद):—[=anu-hlāda] m. Name of a son of Hiraṇya-kaśipu, [Harivaṃśa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anuhlāda (अनुह्लाद):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-daḥ) The same as anuhrāda. E. anu and hlāda.

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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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