Hridika, Hṛdika, Hṛdīka: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Hṛdika and Hṛdīka can be transliterated into English as Hrdika or Hridika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Hṛdīka (हृदीक).—A Yādava. He was the father of Kṛtavarman. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 63, Verse 105).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Hṛdika (हृदिक).—A son of Svayambhoja and the father of Kṛtavarman and nine other sons, and a votary of Kṛṣṇa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 14. 28; IX. 24. 26-7; X. 52 [56 (v) 5] [10]; III. 1. 35; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 139-42; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 80-1; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 138; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 23-4.
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hṛdika (हृदिक) or Hṛdīka (हृदीक).—Name of a Yādava prince.

Derivable forms: hṛdikaḥ (हृदिकः), hṛdīkaḥ (हृदीकः).

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

1) Hṛdika (हृदिक):—[from hṛd] m. Name of the father of Kṛta-varman (cf. hārdikya), [Mahābhārata]

2) Hṛdīka (हृदीक):—[from hṛd] m. = [preceding] [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Hridika in German

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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.

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