Dauhada: 1 definition

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Dauhada 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dauhada (दौहद) (or Dohada) refers to “pregnancy”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.6.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] Menā bore the characteristic signs of pregnancy which almost indicated the imminent rise in pleasure of her lord and served as the auspicious cause for the future bliss of the gods. [...] Whatever product of the mountain she wished to have in the course of her pregnancy [i.e., dauhada] she found brought to her. There was nothing which he, the lord of the mountain, could not accomplish in the heaven too. Surmounting the difficulties of the early days of pregnancy [i.e., dohada], she grew more plump in her limbs. Menā then shone like a tender creeper putting forth more leaves and flowers. [...]”.

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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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