Audaka; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Audaka (औदक).—This is the place where Narakāsura with his ten thousand girls was once imprisoned. It is a plateau on the top of Maṇiparvata. Because water was in plenty there the place was called 'Audaka'. An asura named Nūrū was the keeper of this plateau. (Sabhā Parva, Mahābhārata).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Audaka (औदक).—Water fowls, of Tāmrā line.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 21. 17.
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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Audaka (औदक).—a. (- f.) [उदक-अण् (udaka-aṇ)] Aquatic, watery, referring to water; औदकानीव सत्त्वानि ग्रीष्मे सलिलसंक्षयाते (audakānīva sattvāni grīṣme salilasaṃkṣayāte) Rām.2.33.13; Ms.1.44. °ज (ja) produced by aquatic plants.

-kā A town surrounded by water; Hariv.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Audaka (औदक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Watery, aquatic, of or belonging to water. E. udaka, and ṭhañ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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