Ardhasadhaka, Ardhasādhaka: 1 definition



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ardhasādhaka (अर्धसाधक).—A minister of King Daśaratha. He had eight ministers.

"The great king had eight ministers who were pure and famous and experts in dealing with matters of their concern: Jayanta, Dhṛṣṭi, Vijaya, Siddha, Ardhasādhaka, Aśoka, Mantrapāla and Sumantra were they". (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Bālakāṇḍa, Sarga 7, Stanzas 2 and 3: Vallathol Translation).

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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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