Garudadhvaja, Garuḍadhvaja, Garuda-dhvaja: 12 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Garuḍadhvaja (गरुडध्वज) refers to the “Garuḍa-bannered deity” (i.e., Viṣṇu), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.38.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] Defeated thus by Dadhīca who was the server of Mṛtyuñjaya and who resorted to Śiva, Kṣuva went to the forest immediately and propitiated Viṣṇu, the younger brother of Indra. The lord Viṣṇu satisfied with his worship revealed himself to him in the divine form of the Garuḍa-bannered deity”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Garuḍadhvaja (गरुडध्वज).—Viṣṇu (Kṛṣṇa).*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 150. 211: 152. 21: 163. 106-7. Vāyu-purāṇa 24. 90: 96. 239.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: WikiPedia: Jainism
Garuḍadhvaja (गरुडध्वज) is another name for the nine Vāsudevas (or Viṣṇu, Nārāyaṇa), referring to a set of nine “heroes” and counterpart of the antagonistic Prativāsudevas (or Prativiṣṇus, Pratinārāyaṇas), mentioned in both Śvetāmbara and Digambara literature.—In every half time cycle, there are 9 sets of Balabhadras (gentle heroes), Vasudevas (violent heroes) and Prativāsudevas (anti-heroes). Unlike in the Hindu Puranas, the names Balabhadra and Narayana are not restricted to Balarama and Krishna in Jain Puranas. Instead they serve as names of two distinct classes of mighty half brothers, who appear nine times in each half of the time cycles of the Jain cosmology and jointly rule half the earth as half-chakravarti. Ultimately Pratinaryana is killed by Narayana for his unrighteousness and immorality.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Garuḍadhvaja.—(CII 4), title of a ruler. Note: garuḍadhvaja is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Garuḍadhvaja (गरुडध्वज).—an epithet of Viṣṇu; समाहितमतिश्चैव तुष्टाव गरुडध्वजम् (samāhitamatiścaiva tuṣṭāva garuḍadhvajam) V. P.
Derivable forms: garuḍadhvajaḥ (गरुडध्वजः).
Garuḍadhvaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms garuḍa and dhvaja (ध्वज).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-jaḥ) A name of Vishnu. E. garuḍa, and dhvaja a symbol; whose symbol is Garuda.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Garuḍadhvaja (गरुडध्वज).—m. a name of Viṣṇu, Mahābhārata 2, 30. Go
Garuḍadhvaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms garuḍa and dhvaja (ध्वज).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Garuḍadhvaja (गरुडध्वज):—[=garuḍa-dhvaja] [from garuḍa] mfn. (cf. [gana] arcādi, [Gaṇaratna-mahodadhi 185 [Scholiast or Commentator]]) having Garuḍa in its banner (Kṛṣṇa’s chariot), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa x]
2) [v.s. ...] m. = -ketu, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Prasannarāghava iv, 41.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Garuḍadhvaja (गरुडध्वज):—[garuḍa-dhvaja] (jaḥ) 1. m. Vishnu.
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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 (even English!). 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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a banner with the figure of Brahminee kite (Garuḍa).
2) [noun] Viṣṇu, who has Garuḍa’s figure in his banner.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 114 - Krishna Rescues the Brahmana’s Sons < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Chapter 104 - Krishna’s Children < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Chapter 122 - Anxiety of the Yadavas for Aniruddha < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
Part 1.1 - Different names of Viṣṇu < [Chapter 4 - Religious aspects of the Matsyapurāṇa]
The Bhagavata Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Part 2 - The Date and Authorship of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa < [Introduction]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
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Part 22: Duel between Tripṛṣṭha and Hayagrīva < [Chapter I - Śreyāṃsanāthacaritra]
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