Drupada; 3 Definition(s)
Drupada 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.
Drupada (द्रुपद).—A son of Pṛṣata and father of Draupadī, Dhṛṣṭadyumna and others; king of the Pāñcālas;1 stationed by Jarāsandha at the northern gate of Mathurā;2 stationed at the southern gate during the siege of Gomanta;3 had been bound by the young Pāṇḍavas;4 in the svayaṃvara he held, Arjuna hit the mark in the form of a fish and won Draupadī;5 joined the Pāṇḍavas in the Kurukṣetra battle;6 went to Syamantapañcaka for solar eclipse.7
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 2; X. 52. 11 . Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 210; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 73.
- 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 50. 11 .
- 3) Ib. X. 52. 11 .
- 4) Ib. X. [56 (V) 2].
- 5) Ib. I. 15. 7.
- 6) Ib. X. 78 [(95 V) 10].
- 7) Ib. X. 82. 25.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Drupada (द्रुपद):—Son of Pṛṣata (the youngest son of Somaka, one of the four sons of Mitrāyu). He had a daughter named Draupadī. He had also many sons, headed by Dhṛṣṭadyumna. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.2)(Source): Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Drupada is a character in the Mahābhārata. He is king of the land of Northern Panchala. The capital was known as Kamapilya. His father's name was Prishata.
Drupada had eleven sons along with Dhrishtadyumna. Their names were:
- Shikhandi (Shikhandi was originally born as a girl, and used to be the princess of Kashi, who wanted to take revenge on Bhishma),
- Shatrunjaya and
Most of them died in the Mahabharata war. Dhrishtadyumna, Shikandi, Yudhamanyu and Uttamauja were killed by Ashwatthama on the last day of the war.
King Drupada, whose daughter Draupadi was married into the Pandavas, belonged to the Somaka clan
etymology: Drupada (lit: 'firm-footed or pillar'), also known as Yajnasen.(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism
Search found 17 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:
pañcāḷa (पंचाळ).—m A common term for five castes -sōnāra, sutāra, lōhāra, kāsāra, pātharavaṭa a...
drōṇa (द्रोण).—m A vessel made of leaves to hold ghee, &c.
śikhaṇḍī (शिखंडी).—m A peacock. An hermaphrodite.
1a) Somaka (सोमक).—A son of Sahadeva and father of Janhu and 99 other sons of whom the yo...
Draupadī (द्रौपदी).—The daughter of Yajñasena-Draupada, queen of the Pāṇḍavas and mother ...
Pṛṣata (पृषत).—The last son of Somaka Ajamīḍha and father of Drupada.** Bhāgavata-purāṇa ...
Kunti is another name for the river Brahmakuṇḍi of Āndhradeśa (Andhra country).—The Brahmakuṇḍi...
lōmaśa (लोमश).—a S Hairy. 2 Woollen.
Ahicchatra is situated in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh. The excavation have revealed here...
Dhṛṣṭadyumna (धृष्टद्युम्न).—A son of Drupada and father of Dhṛṣṭaketu, last of the Pancā...
Kṛtavarman (कृतवर्मन्) is the name of a King, who had a daughter named Mṛgāvatī (an incarnat...
Pāñcālī (पाञ्चाली) refers to one of the four pravṛtti (‘local usage’); it is a Sanskrit tech...
1a) Dhṛṣṭaketu (धृष्टकेतु).—A son of Sudhṛti and father of Haryaśva.** Bhāgavata-purāṇa I...
1a) Satyajit (सत्यजित्).—The Indra of the Uttama epoch of Manu; aided Satyasena in gettin...
1a) Kāmpilya (काम्पिल्य).—A son of Bhramyāśva.** Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 21. 32.1b) A fifth ...
Search found 20 books and stories containing Drupada. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Mahabharata - First Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
Section CLXLVII < [Vaivahika Parva]
Section CCVI < [Viduragamana Parva]
Section CCVIII < [Viduragamana Parva]
Chapter 11 - Tuition for Drona < [Adi Parva]
Chapter 1 - Observing the Armies < [Chapter 1 - The Bhagavad-gita]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 14: Draupadī and the Pāṇḍavas < [Chapter VI - Marriage of Kṛṣṇa with Rukmiṇī and others]
Part 4: War between Kṛṣṇa and Jarāsandha < [Chapter VII - Marriages of Śāmba and Pradyumna]
The Mahabharata - Third Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
Section CCLXIV < [Draupadi-harana Parva]
Section CCLXXI < [Draupadi-harana Parva]
Section CCLII < [Ghosha-yatra Parva]
The Mahabharata - Second Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
Section XLVII < [Sisupala-badha Parva]
Section LXXX < [Sisupala-badha Parva]
Section LXXIX < [Sisupala-badha Parva]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
- Was this explanation helpful? Leave a comment:
Make this page a better place for research and define the term yourself in your own words.