Dunduma, Dundumā, Ḍuṇḍuma: 2 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dunduma (दुन्दुम) is the name of a leader of Gaṇas (Gaṇapa or Gaṇeśvara or Gaṇādhipa) who came to Kailāsa, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.20. Accordingly, after Śiva decided to become the friend of Kubera:—“[...] The leaders of Gaṇas revered by the whole world and of high fortune arrived there. [...] Viśākha with sixty-four crores; Pāriyātraka with nine crores, Sarvāntaka with six crores and the glorious Dunduma with eight crores. [...]”.

These [viz., Dunduma] and other leaders of Gaṇas [viz., Gaṇapas] were all powerful (mahābala) and innumerable (asaṃkhyāta). [...] The Gaṇa chiefs and other noble souls of spotless splendour eagerly reached there desirous of seeing Śiva. Reaching the spot they saw Śiva, bowed to and eulogised him.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ḍuṇḍuma (डुण्डुम).—A kind of snake not poisonous (nirviṣā ḍuṇḍubhāḥ smṛtāḥ); शयानं तत्र चापश्यत् डुण्डुभं वयसान्वितम् (śayānaṃ tatra cāpaśyat ḍuṇḍubhaṃ vayasānvitam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.9.21.

Derivable forms: ḍuṇḍumaḥ (डुण्डुमः).

See also (synonyms): ḍuṇḍubha.

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Dundumā (दुन्दुमा).—A sound (of a drum).

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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