Dvaipayanam, Dvaipāyanam: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dvaipāyanam (द्वैपायनम्).—A lake in Kurukṣetra. During the battle of Bhārata, Duryodhana ran away from the battlefield and hid himself in this lake. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 80, Stanza 47).

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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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