Dandakaranya, Daṇḍakāraṇya, Dandaka-aranya: 10 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Daṇḍakāraṇya (दण्डकारण्य) or simply Daṇḍaka is the name of a forest, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.24. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] Once Śiva accompanied by Satī and seated on His Bull wandered over the Earth, in one of his sportive activities. Wandering over the ocean-girt Earth He reached Daṇḍaka forest [viz., daṇḍakāraṇya] where the lord of truthful stake and transaction pointed to Satī the beauty of the surrounding nature. There Śiva saw Rāma who was searching for Sitā who was deceitfully abducted by Rāvaṇa. Lakṣmaṇa too was there”.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Daṇḍakāraṇya (दण्डकारण्य).—A forest in the Indo-Gangetic Valley. For the story of how this place became a great forest see under Arā. Other information. (1) This is a holy place. He who takes bath in this place would get the fruits of giving a thousand cows as gift. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 85, Stanza 41).
During the time of the forest life of Śrī Rāma he made his cottage in this forest and stayed there for a while. It was in this forest that a part of the body of Śūrpaṇakhā was cut off and the infantry of fourteen thousand giants who came under the leadership of Khara, Dūṣaṇa and Triśira was completely destroyed. Sītā was stolen, Mārīca was killed by Śrī Rāma, and Jaṭāyu died by the sword of Rāvaṇa in this forest of Daṇḍakāraṇya. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapters 277 to 279.) (See full article at Story of Daṇḍakāraṇya from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Daṇḍakāraṇya (दण्डकारण्य) refers to the name of a Forest or Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.83.38). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Daṇḍakāraṇya) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
daṇḍakāraṇya (दंडकारण्य).—n S The peninsular forest, the country from between the narmadā & gōdāvarī rivers to the south. This was in the days of Rama one large forest.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Daṇḍakāraṇya (दण्डकारण्य).—the Daṇḍaka forest in the Deccan; Mb.3; also दण्डकावनम् (daṇḍakāvanam).
Derivable forms: daṇḍakāraṇyam (दण्डकारण्यम्).
Daṇḍakāraṇya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms daṇḍaka and araṇya (अरण्य).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇyaṃ) The peninsula, the peninsular forest: see the last. E. daṇḍaka, and araṇya a wood.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Daṇḍakāraṇya (दण्डकारण्य).—[neuter] [Name] of a forest.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Daṇḍakāraṇya (दण्डकारण्य):—[from daṇḍaka > daṇḍa] n. the Daṇḍaka forest in the Deccan, [Mahābhārata iii, 8183; Harivaṃśa 638; Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa; Hitopadeśa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Daṇḍakāraṇya (दण्डकारण्य):—[daṇḍakā+raṇya] (ṇyaṃ) 1. n. The peninsula.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Daṇḍakāraṇya (दण्डकारण्य):—n. = dṛṇḍaka.
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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Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
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