Durdama, aka: Dur-dama; 3 Definition(s)

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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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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-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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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