Divodasa, Divodāsa: 12 definitions


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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

1) Divodāsa (दिवोदास):—Son of Bhimaratha (son of Ketumān, who was a son of Dhanvantari). He had a son called Dyumān. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.4)

2) Divodāsa (दिवोदास):—The male counterpart of the twin children of Mudgala (one of the five sons of Bharmyāśva), while the female was called Ahalyā. He had a son called Mitrāyu. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.34, 9.22.1)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Divodāsa (दिवोदास).—(atithigva) A king of Kāśī. Genealogy. From Viṣṇu descended in the following order:—Brahmā-Atri-Candra-Budha-Purūravas-Āyus-Anenas-Pratikṣatra-Sṛñjaya-Jaya-Vijaya-Kṛti-Haryaśva-Sahadeva-Nadina-Jayatsena-Saṃkṛti-Kṣatradharmā-Śuhotra-Śala-Ārṣṭiṣeṇa-Kāśa-Dīrghatapas-Dhanvantari-Ketumān-Bhīmaratha-Divodāsa. (See full article at Story of Divodāsa from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Divodāsa (दिवोदास).—A son of Bhīmaratha and father of Dyumat.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 6.

1b) Son of Mudgala and father of Mitreyu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 21. 34; 22. 1.

1c) See Prajeśvara.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 67. 26.

1d) A son of Vindhyāśva;1 a Mantrakṛt2 and a Rājaṛṣi;3 excluded from marital alliances with Bhṛgus, etc.4

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 50. 7.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 106; Vāyu-purāṇa 59. 97.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 145. 100.
  • 4) Ib. 195. 42.

1e) A name of Bhīmaratha, king of Kāśi; ruined by Rākṣasa Kṣemaka. Divodāsa established his headquarters at the city of Gomati on the outskirts of the state; a Rājaṛṣi, his wife Suyaśā prayed to Gaṇapati in the temple at the city of Nikumbha for a son and as the God was not pleased to grant her prayer even after a long time, Divodāsa had the temple demolished and hence cursed; defeated and slew the 100 sons of Bhadraśreni except the child Durdama; through queen Dṛṣadvati he got a son Pratardana.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 92. 23-64; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 8. 11.

1f) The Rājaṛṣi, son of Badhyaśva and Menaka.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 201.

1g) The son of Haryaśva and father of Mitrāyu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 62, 69.
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Divodāsa (दिवोदास).—Name of a reputed Vedic king, father of सुदास (sudāsa); Ṛgveda 7.18.25.

Derivable forms: divodāsaḥ (दिवोदासः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Divodāsa (दिवोदास).—m.

(-saḥ) Divodasa, a king so named, king of Benares, and founder of the Indian school of medicine. E. divaḥ of heaven, dāsa the slave. or divaḥ svargāt dāso dānaṃ yasmai .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Divodāsa (दिवोदास).—i. e. div + as -dāsa, m. A proper name, Chr. 297, 14 = [Rigveda.] i. 112, 14.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Divodāsa (दिवोदास).—[masculine] [Name] of a man (slave of heaven).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Divodāsa (दिवोदास) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[+ divodāsa] Cikitsādarpaṇa. Quoted in Brahmavaivartapurāṇa Oxf. 22^a. Mentioned by Suśruta.

2) Divodāsa (दिवोदास):—Divodāsaprakāśa [dharma] Rādh. 18. Np. V, 68. Quoted in Nirṇayasindhu and in Śrāddhamayūkha.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Divodāsa (दिवोदास):—[=divo-dāsa] [from divo > div] m. (di) ‘heaven’s slave’, Name of Bharad-vāja (celebrated for his liberality and protected by Indra and the Aśvins, [Ṛg-veda i, 112, 14; 116, 18 etc.]; the son of Vādhry-aśva, [Ṛg-veda vi, 61, 5]; his father is also called Bhadra-sva, Bahv-aśva etc., and his son Mitra-yu or Mitrā-yu, [Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa])

2) [v.s. ...] of the father of Su-dās, [Ṛg-veda vii, 18, 28]

3) [v.s. ...] of a king of Kāśi surnamed Dhanvantari, founder of the Indian school of medicine, [Suśruta]

4) [v.s. ...] of the father of Pra-tardana, [Mahābhārata xiii; Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] of a descendant of Bhīma-sena, [Kāṭhaka vii etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Divodāsa (दिवोदास):—[divo+dāsa] (saḥ) 1. m. Divodāsa, a king of Benares, and founder of a medical school.

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