Atishanda, aka: Atiṣaṇḍa; 1 Definition(s)
Atishanda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit term Atiṣaṇḍa can be transliterated into English as Atisanda or Atishanda, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Atiṣaṇḍa (अतिषण्ड).—After his death Balabhadra Rāma went to Pātāla in the guise of Ananta. All the serpents worshipped him. Among them was a serpent named Atiṣaṇḍa. (Mahābhārata, Mausala Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 16).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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