Arunoda, aka: Aruṇodā, Aruṇoda; 4 Definition(s)


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Aruṇoda (अरुणोद) is the name of a lake situated near Mandara, which is the name of a mountain on the eastern side of mount Meru, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 75. Meru is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, which is ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

Around lake Aruṇoda are situated eleven mountains:

  1. Vikaṅka,
  2. Maṇiśṛṅga,
  3. Supātra,
  4. Upala,
  5. Mahānīla,
  6. Kumbha,
  7. Suvindu,
  8. Madana,
  9. Veṇunaddha,
  10. Sumedas,
  11. Niṣadha.
Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Aruṇodā (अरुणोदा).—A river flowing through the island of Plakṣa, one of the seven islands of ancient times. The wind around ten yojanas of Plakṣa is very fragrant because it carries the divine fragrance being emitted always from the bodies of Pārvatī and her attendants, who drink water from river Aruṇodā. (Devī Bhāgavata, Aṣṭama Skandha).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1) Aruṇodā (अरुणोदा).—R. of celestial mango juice flowing from the top of Mandara and irrigating the eastern part of Ilāvṛta. In this river bathe Yakṣa damsels, who are attendants of Pārvatī.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 16. 17 and 18.

2) Aruṇoda (अरुणोद).—A sacred lake in Meru (in the east, Vāyu-purāṇa) (in Ilāvṛta, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 113. 46; Vāyu-purāṇa 36. 16; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 2. 26.
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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Katha (narrative stories)

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Aruṇoda (अरुणोद) is the name of a water-reservoir in Jambūdvīpa mentioned by Soḍḍhala in his Udayasundarīkathā. Jambūdvīpa is one of the seven continents (dvīpa) of Bhūrloka (earth). The soldiers were asked to seek Udayasundarī around these reservoirs of water.

The Udayasundarīkathā is a Sanskrit work in the campū style, narrating the story of the Nāga princess Udayasundarī and Malayavāhana, king of Pratiṣṭhāna. Soḍḍhala is a descendant of Kalāditya (Śilāditya’s brother) whom he praises as an incarnation of a gaṇa (an attendant of Śiva).

Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Kathā
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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