Bahuda, aka: Bāhudā, Bahu-da; 9 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Bāhudā (बाहुदा).—Name of a river originating from Himālaya, a holy mountain (kulaparvata) in Bhārata, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 85. There are settlements (janapada) where Āryas and Mlecchas dwell who drink water from these rivers.
Bhārata is a region south of Hemādri, once ruled over by Bharata (son of Ṛṣabha), whose ancestral lineage can be traced back to Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
Bāhudā (बाहुदा).—A holy bath. If one stays in this place for a night in celibacy and fast, one will get the fruits of performing a sacrifice to devas (gods). The modern investigators say that this place is on the bank of river Dhavala which flows near Avadhi. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 23 that the hermit Likhita had recovered his lost hand, by bathing in this holy place and giving oblations to his ancestors.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Bāhudā (बाहुदा).—R. in Bhāratavarṣa originally Gaurī, wife of Yuvanāśva; sacred to the Pitṛs; rises in the Himālayas.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 67; Matsya-purāṇa 22. 55; 114. 22; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 96; 88. 66.
Bāhudā (बाहुदा) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.90.44). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bāhudā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
Bāhudā also refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) or River mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.82.60, III.85.21, VI.10.13).Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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.
India history and geogprahy
Bahūda is the name of a major historic river of Āndhradeśa (Andhra country).—The evolution of Āndhra culture through the ages in its manifold facets succoured by its rivers presents a large diversity nevertheless wiih an all pervading underlying unity. The Brahmakuṇḍi or Guṇḍlakamma unlike several other larger rivers which are tributaries, has an independent course and falls into the Bay of Bengal. It had more in common with the larger rivers except in its length where it resembles the minor rivers (eg., Bahūda). On either side of the holy river, flourished kingdoms of the Yādavas of Addanki and of the Reḍḍis subsequently. Centres of pilgrimage, eg., Kanuparti had their heyday. The region and the river are celebrated in the records and literature of the Reḍḍis and relics of bygone glory are seen even today.Source: archive.org: S.V.U.Oriental Journal, Vol. XI, Jan-Dec 1968, Parts 1&2
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
bahuḍā (बहुडा).—m (Gujarathi word) Monies returned from the treasury to be exchanged. The word agrees with kaḷavī, badalā, parata, and sometimes is written paratabahuḍā.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
bāhudā (बाहुदा).—m The arm from the shoulder to the elbow. A flag.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Bāhudā (बाहुदा).—Name of a river.
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Bahuda (बहुद).—a. liberal, generous.
Bahuda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bahu and da (द). See also (synonyms): bahīda.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) Liberal, munificent. E. bahu, and da who gives.
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(-dā) The name of a river, said to rise in the snowy chain of the Himalaya, and probably the modern Behut, the classical Hydaspes. E. bāhu an arm, and dā bestower; alluding to a legend of a saint’s recovering his lost arms, by bathing in this stream.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
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Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
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The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 6 - Bhāratavarṣa: Its Rivers and Regions < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Chapter 32 - Sugandha, Arundhatīvaṭa, Sindhuprabhava etc. < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
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