Dundubhinihrada, Dundubhinihrāda: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dundubhinihrāda (दुन्दुभिनिह्राद).—A powerful Rākṣasa, who was the son of Diti and the uncle of Prahlāda. When, in the fierce fight between the devas and the asuras the latter got absolutely defeated this Rākṣasa ascribed the reson for the failure to the brahmins and began killing them. He captured the Kāśī temple and many other temples like it. In the circumstances Śiva gave refuge to the brahmins of Kāśī, and the Rākṣasa was destroyed by Śivaśakti. (Śivarudrasaṃhitā, Yuddha Kāṇḍa, Chapter 58).

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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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