Dvivida: 3 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Dvivida (द्विविद).—A monkey. He was a warrior in the army of Śrī Rāma.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Dvivida (द्विविद).—An Asura, and a friend of Kaṃsa; vanquished by Kṛṣṇa.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 3. 11; X. 2. 1; 36. 35; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 73. 99; Vāyu-purāṇa 98. 100.
1b) A Vānara friend of Naraka; a minister of Sugrīva and brother of Mainda; wanted to avenge his friend's death; went about destroying Ānartas and cities belonging to Kṛṣṇa and met Rāma at the Raivata hill. There he offended him by grinning, breaking his wine pot and insulting his fair companions. This resulted in battle in which after a bold stand Dvivida fell dead.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 67. 2-26; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 242. Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. Ch. 36 (whole).
1c) Mountain a hill in Krauñcadvīpa.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 68.
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 dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-daḥ) The name of monkey, slain by Rama or Vishnu in that incarnation.
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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The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 67 - Lord Balarama Slays Dvivida Gorilla < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
Chapter 3 - Remembrance of Lord Krishna < [Canto III - The Status Quo]
Chapter 36 - The Slaying of Arista, the Bull Demon < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.5.21 < [Chapter 5 - Priya: The Beloved]
Verse 2.6.18 < [Chapter 6 - Abhīṣṭa-lābha: The Attainment of All Desires]
The Ramayana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)