Danuputra, aka: Danu-putra; 2 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Danuputra (दनुपुत्र).—The great Asuras, 100 in number, chief of them being Vipracitti; all resolute and bold; blessed after long and severe penance; truthful, powerful, cruel, magical; not performers of sacrifice; unbrahmanical; a list of the chief names; some of them took to human dharma.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 1-16.
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

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Danuputra (दनुपुत्र).—a demon; Bhāg.6.9.4.

Derivable forms: danuputraḥ (दनुपुत्रः).

Danuputra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms danu and putra (पुत्र). See also (synonyms): danuja, danusaṃbhava, danusūnu.

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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