Daityendra, Daitya-indra: 5 definitions
Daityendra 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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. [...]”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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]
[Sanskrit to German]
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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Starts with: Daityendrapujya.
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Sahitya-kaumudi by Baladeva Vidyabhushana (by Gaurapada Dāsa)
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 5.11.23 < [Chapter 11 - The Stories of Kubjā and Kuvalayāpīḍa]
Verse 5.9.42 < [Chapter 9 - The Happiness of the Yadus]
Verse 3.4.3 < [Chapter 4 - The Coronation-Bathing of Śrī Kṛṣṇa]
Rudra-Shiva concept (Study) (by Maumita Bhattacharjee)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 1.4.5 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta (the devotee)]
Verse 1.5.9 < [Chapter 5 - Priya (the beloved devotees)]
Verse 1.4.13 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta (the devotee)]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)