Daityendra, Daitya-indra: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Daityendra in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Daityendra (दैत्येन्द्र) refers to the “foremost among Asuras” and is used to describe Tāraka, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.8 (“The battle between the gods and Asuras”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] In a trice, Viṣṇu got up and in rage seized his discus that was blazing with flames and he roared like a lion. Viṣṇu hit the king of Asuras with it. Overwhelmed by the forceful hit he fell on the ground. Getting up again, the foremost among Asuras (daityendra) and their leader, Tāraka using all his strength immediately split the discus with his spear. [...]”.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Daityendra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Daityendra (दैत्येन्द्र).—[masculine] the king of the Daityas.

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

Daityendra (दैत्येन्द्र):—[from daitya > daiteya] m. ‘D°s-prince’, Name of Pātāla-ketu, [Prabodha-candrodaya iii, 4]

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Daityendra in German

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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 (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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