Ghatodara, Ghaṭodara, Ghata-udara: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous (G) next»] — Ghatodara in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Ghaṭodara (घटोदर).—A member of Śiva gaṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 41. 27.

1b) A commander of Bhaṇḍa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 21. 88.

1c) An Asura in the sabhā of Hiraṇyakaśipu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 161. 80.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Ghaṭodara (घटोदर) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.9.13) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ghaṭodara) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (G) next»] — Ghatodara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ghaṭodara (घटोदर).—Name of Gaṇeśa; घटोदरः शूर्पकर्णो गणाध्यक्षो मदोत्कटः (ghaṭodaraḥ śūrpakarṇo gaṇādhyakṣo madotkaṭaḥ) Ks.55.165.

Derivable forms: ghaṭodaraḥ (घटोदरः).

Ghaṭodara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ghaṭa and udara (उदर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ghaṭodara (घटोदर):—[from ghaṭa > ghaṭ] m. ‘potbellied’, Gaṇeśa, [Kathāsaritsāgara lv, 165]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of one of Varuṇa’s attendants, [Mahābhārata ii, 366]

3) [v.s. ...] of a Rākṣasa, [Rāmāyaṇa vi, 84, 12]

4) [v.s. ...] of a Daitya, [Harivaṃśa 12696.]

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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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