Durodara, Durōdara: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Durodara (दुरोदर) refers to “gambling”, which is considered as having evil influences (vyasana), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.17. Accordingly, “[...] who is he that is not broken up by the evil influences (vyasana) of hunting (mṛgayā), wine (madya), slander (paiśunya), untruth (anṛta), theft (caura), gambling (durodara) and prostitutes (vāradāra)? The wicked fellow (Guṇanidhi) used to lay his hands on whatever he could see in the house, a cloth, a base metal etc. and take it to the gambling den, there to lose the same to his brother gamblers (dyūtakāra)”.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

durōdara (दुरोदर).—n S Playing at sōṅgaṭyā or draughts.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Durodara (दुरोदर).—1 A gamester.

2) A dicebox.

3) A stake.

-ram 1 Gambling, playing at dice; दुरोदरच्छद्मजितां समी- हते नयेन जेतुं जगतीं सुयोधनः (durodaracchadmajitāṃ samī- hate nayena jetuṃ jagatīṃ suyodhanaḥ) Ki.1.7; R.9.7. दुरोदरं धनहरं कादर्यं कार्यहानिकृत् (durodaraṃ dhanaharaṃ kādaryaṃ kāryahānikṛt) Śiva. B.16.28.

2) A die.

Derivable forms: durodaraḥ (दुरोदरः).

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

Durodara (दुरोदर).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. A gamester. 2. A stake. n.

(-raṃ) Playing, gaming. E. dur bad, reprehensible, udara contest.

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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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