Hradini, aka: Hrādinī, Hradinī; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Hrādinī (ह्रादिनी).—One of the seven major rivers in Kuśadvīpa, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 87. It is also known by the name Candrā. Kuśadvīpa is one of the seven islands (dvīpa), ruled over by Vapuṣmān, one of the ten sons of Priyavrata, son of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Hrādinī (ह्रादिनी).—A wife of Havyavāhana.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 14.
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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hradinī (ह्रदिनी).—

1) A river; सुशीततोयां विस्तीर्णां ह्रदिनीं वेतसैर्वृताम् (suśītatoyāṃ vistīrṇāṃ hradinīṃ vetasairvṛtām) Mb.3.64.12; Bhāg.2.7.28;1.21.9.

2) A lightning.

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Hrādinī (ह्रादिनी).—

1) The thunderbolt of Indra.

2) Lightning.

3) A river.

4) The tree called शल्लकी (śallakī).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hradinī (ह्रदिनी).—m. (-nī) 1. A river in general. 2. Lightning. E. hrada deep water, ini and ṅīp affs.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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