Gandini, aka: Gāndinī, Gaṇḍinī; 3 Definition(s)
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Gāndinī (गान्दिनी).—A very beautiful princess of Kāśī. Śvaphalka married Gāndinī. (Daśama Skandha, Bhāgavata).(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Gāndinī (गान्दिनी).—A daughter of Kāśirāja, married Śvaphalka, mother of Akrūra and other sons, used to present a cow every day to a Brāhmaṇa (born after 12 years in the womb when her parents gave a gift of a cow everyday to a Brahman, Viṣṇu-purāṇa for three years).*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 15: X. 41. 6: 49. 3: 57. 32: Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 82-110. Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 97, 105, 109: Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 13. 124-6; 14. 7.
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Gaṇḍinī (गण्डिनी).—An epithet of Durgā.
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1) An epithet of the Ganges.
2) Name of a princess of Kāśi, wife of Śvaphalka and mother of Akrūra; Bhāg.9.24.15.(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Verse 3.3.107 < [Part 3 - Fraternal Devotion (sakhya-rasa)]
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The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 49 - Akrura’s Mission in Hastinapura < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
Chapter 57 - Satrajit Murdered, the Jewel Returned < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
Chapter 41 - Krishna and Balarama Enter Mathura < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Chapter XIII - An account of the sons of Satvata < [Book IV]
Chapter XIV - Dynasty of Anamitra and Andhaka < [Book IV]
Nectar of Devotion (by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)