Durdama, Dur-dama: 7 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Durdama (दुर्दम).—Son of a Gandharva called Viśvāvasu. The following story about him is told in the Skanda Purāṇa. Chapters 1, 3 and 4).
While maharṣis like Vasiṣṭha and Atri were once engaged in the worship of Lord Śiva at Mount Kailāsa, Durdama, with his thousands of wives came there. In the Hālāsyatīrtha near-by they got engaged in water sports with their bodies stark naked. On seeing their naked sports Vasiṣṭha cursed Durdama to be turned into a Rākṣasa. When his wives begged of Vasiṣṭha for redemption from the curse he told them that seventeen years thence Durdama would regain his old form. Durdama thus turned Rākṣasa tried once to devour sage Gālava when the Sudarśana Cakra of Viṣṇu killed him. He regained his old form and returned to Gandharvaloka.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Durdama (दुर्दम).—(Durmada): a son of Vasudeva and Rohiṇi and father of Abhibhūta.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 165, 171; Matsya-purāṇa 46. 12; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 163; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 15-22.
1b) The son of Dhṛta and father of Pracetas.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 11. Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 11.
1c) A king and a son of Rudraśreṇi.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 43. 11.
1d) A son of Suhotrī, the avatār of the Lord.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 127.
1e) The surviving son of Bhadraśreṇi out of his hundred sons, who were put to sword by Divodāsa.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 92. 63.
1f) The son of Bhadraśreṇya and father of Dhanaka.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 11. 10.
1g) A son of Ghṛta and father of Pracetas.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 17. 4.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Durdama (दुर्दम).—a. difficult to be subdued, untamable, indomitable.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-maḥ-mā-maṃ) Difficult to be subdued. E. dur, and dama taming. duḥkhena damyate asau dura + dama-karmaṇi khal .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Durdama (दुर्दम).—[adjective] difficult to be subdued.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Durdama (दुर्दम):—[=dur-dama] [from dur] mfn. hard to be subdued, [Mahābhārata xii, 3310]
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Vasu-deva and Rohiṇī, [Harivaṃśa]
3) [v.s. ...] of a prince, son of Bhadra-śreṇya, [ib.; Purāṇa]
4) [v.s. ...] of a Brāhman, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Search found 7 books and stories containing Durdama, Dur-dama, Dus-dama; (plurals include: Durdamas, damas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Chapter XVII - Druhyu < [Book IV]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Bhagavad-gita Mahatmya (by N.A. Deshpande)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CXXXIX - Genealogy of the princes of the lunar race < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
Settlement in Early Historic Ganga Plain (by Chirantani Das)
Part 16 - Vārāṇasī from proto historic to historic context < [Chapter VI - Vārāṇasī: Emergence of the Urban Centre and Seat of Administration]