Gandini, aka: Gāndinī, Gaṇḍinī; 3 Definition(s)


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[Gandini in Purana glossaries]

Gāndinī (गान्दिनी).—A very beautiful princess of Kāśī. Śvaphalka married Gāndinī. (Daśama Skandha, Bhāgavata).

(Source): 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.
(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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[Gandini in Sanskrit glossaries]

Gaṇḍinī (गण्डिनी).—An epithet of Durgā.

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Gāndinī (गान्दिनी).—

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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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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