Dhundhumara, aka: Dhundhumāra; 4 Definition(s)


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Dhundhumāra (धुन्धुमार, “the killer of Dhundhu”):—Another name for Kuvalayāśva (son of Bṛhadaśva). He received this name for killing a demon named Dhundhu with the assistance of his twenty-one thousand sons. (“the killer of Dhundhu”) (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.6.23-24)

(Source): Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Dhundhumāra (धुन्धुमार).—Is Kuvalāśva (Kuvalayāśva).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 6. 23; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 28.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dhundhumāra (धुन्धुमार).—According to the Viṣṇudharmottara (khaṇḍa 1, adhyāya 16) one ninth portion of the Bhāratavarṣa, India, was covered with sand. In the midst of this desert land lived a demon named Dhundhumāra son of Madhukaiṭabha. Once in a year he exhales very forcefully in such a way that the whole land slides and the weak living beings suffer much. Finally the demon was killed by Kuvalāśva, son of Bṛhadaśva, King of Śrāvasti.

(Source): Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (purāṇa)
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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