Hardika, aka: Hārdika; 2 Definition(s)


Hardika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Hārdika (हार्दिक).—A Kṣatriya King born from an aṃśa of the asura called Aśvapati. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 67, Verse 15).

2) Hārdika (हार्दिक).—Kṛtavarman. He was called Hārdika because he was the son of Hṛdika of the Yadu dynasty. (See under Kṛtavarman).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Hardika (हर्दिक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.19.17, VIII.44.52) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Hardika) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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