Asitoda: 5 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Asitoda (असितोद) is the name of a lake situated near Vipula, which is the name of a mountain on the western 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 Asitoda are situated thirteen mountains:

  1. Kapila,
  2. Piṅgala,
  3. Bhadra,
  4. Sarasa,
  5. Kumuda,
  6. Madhumān,
  7. Garjana,
  8. Markaṭa,
  9. Kṛṣṇa,
  10. Pāṇḍava,
  11. Sahasraśiras,
  12. Pāriyātra,
  13. Śṛṅgavān
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Asitoda (असितोद).—A lake in Ilāvṛta.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 2. 26.
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context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Asitoda (असितोद):—[from asita] n. (id est. saras) Name of a mythical lake, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Asitoda (असितोद):—n. (sc. saras) Nomen proprium eines mythischen Sees [Viṣṇupurāṇa 2, 2, 24.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Asitoda (असितोद):—n. Nomen proprium eines mythischen Sees.

context information

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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