Durdama, Dur-dama: 13 definitions


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In Hinduism

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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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

Durdama (दुर्दम).—a. difficult to be subdued, untamable, indomitable.

Durdama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dur and dama (दम). See also (synonyms): durdamana, durdamya.

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

Durdama (दुर्दम).—mfn.

(-maḥ-mā-maṃ) Difficult to be subdued. E. dur, and dama taming. duḥkhena damyate asau dura + dama-karmaṇi khal .

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

Durdama (दुर्दम).—1. adj. difficult to be tamed, Mahābhārata 12, 3310. 2. m. a proper name, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 1951.

Durdama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dus and dama (दम).

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]

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

Durdama (दुर्दम):—[dur-dama] (maḥ-mā-maṃ) a. Hard to tame.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Durdama (दुर्दम) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Duddama.

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Durdama in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Durdama (दुर्दम) [Also spelled durdam]:—(a) indomitable; irrepressible; unyielding; difficult to subdue.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Durdama (ದುರ್ದಮ):—[adjective] that cannot be controlled, tamed, subdued, etc.; indomitable.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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