Durmada, aka: Dur-mada; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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1) Durmada (दुर्मद).—See Durdharṣaṇa. (See full article at Story of Durmada from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Durmada (दुर्मद).—A son of Haṃsa, the Gandharva King. Himself and Unmadā, the apsarā woman impersonated themselves and cheated Purūravas and Urvaśī (See Unmadā). Enraged at the deception Urvaśī cursed that Durmada be born as a Rākṣasa and Unmadā a princess. Also, Unmadā as princess would have to marry not the person she really loved but some one else. Both Durmada and Unmadā then begged Urvaśī for redemption from the curse and the latter said thus: "This Durmada will be born as son of Unmadā, and on seeing her son and husband die, she will end her life by burning herself, and her soul will attain Svarga".

2) As a result of the above curse Unmadā was born as the daughter of the King of Videha and Durmada as the son of the Rākṣasa called Dīrghajaṃgha. As Rākṣasa, Durmada was called Piṅgalākṣa. The King of Videha named Unmadā as Hariṇī.

3) Durmada (दुर्मद).—Son of Asura Maya. Conceited and haughty over his strength Durmada once challenged Bāli to fight, and defeated by Bāli he ran away from battlefield and hid in a cave. (Ānanda Rāmāyaṇa Sārakāṇḍa).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Durmada (दुर्मद).—A companion of Purañjana, allegorically upastha.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 25. 52; 29. 14.

1b) A son of Bhadrasenaka (or Bhadrasena) and father of Dhanaka. (Kanaka, Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 23; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 67. 66; 69. 7.

1c) (see Durdama) a son of Rohiṇī and Vasudeva.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 46-47.

1d) A son of Vasudeva and Pauravī.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 47.

1e) An Asura commander of ten akṣauhiṇis was sent against Lalitā accompanied by noisy paṭaha; rode on the camel, succeeded in taking a jewel from the crown of Sampatkarī-Sarasvati, who being enraged struck him at the breast; he fell dead and his followers were massacred. The rest fled to the Sūnyaka city in fear.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 22. 19, 28, 47.

1f) A name of Vighneśvara.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 44. 68.

1g) A son of Bhadraśreṇi; (see Durdama).*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 94. 7.

1h) Of the Rohiṇi family; see also Durdama; a son of Rohiṇi and Ānakadundubhi.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 169; Viṣṇu-purāṇa 15. 19.
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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Itihasa (narrative history)

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Durmada (दुर्मद) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.108.5) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Durmada) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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durmada (दुर्मद).—m S Perverseness, stubbornness, proud doggedness.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

durmada (दुर्मद).—m Perverseness, stubbornness.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Durmada (दुर्मद).—a. drunken, ferocious, maddened, infatuated; Bhāg.1.15.7.

Durmada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dur and mada (मद).

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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