Indira, Indirā: 5 definitions
Indira 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Indirā (इन्दिरा).—A surname of Lakṣmī; a śakti bearer of fly whisk to Lalitā.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 31. 1; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 35. 98.
1b) R. a mahānadi.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 108. 79.
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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Devotees Vaishnavas: Śrī Garga Saṃhitā
Indirā (इन्दिरा) refers to the twenty-first of twenty-six ekādaśīs according to the Garga-saṃhitā 4.8.9. Accordingly, “to attain Lord Kṛṣṇa’s mercy you should follow the vow of fasting on ekādaśī. In that way You will make Lord Kṛṣṇa into your submissive servant. Of this there is no doubt”. A person who chants the names of these twenty-six ekādaśīs (eg., Indirā) attains the result of following ekādaśī for one year.
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Indirā (इन्दिरा).—[ind-kirac] Name of Lakṣmi, wife of Viṣṇu.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-rā) A name of Lakshmi, the wife of Vishnu. E. idi as above, and rā who gives.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Indirā (इन्दिरा):—f. Name of Lakṣmī, wife of Viṣṇu, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
2) beauty, splendour.
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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The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 58 - Indirā Ekādaśí < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 8 - Prelude to the Churning of Ocean < [Section 4 - Brahma-khaṇḍa (Section on Brahman)]
Chapter 1 - Sūta Romaharṣaṇa Agrees to Narrate Padma Purāṇa < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 25 - Kalahā Attains Liberation < [Section 4 - Kārttikamāsa-māhātmya]
Chapter 8 - The Marriage of Śrīnivāsa and Padmāvatī < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
Chapter 3 - The Greatness of Agnitīrtha and Śilās of Nārada and Mārkaṇḍeya < [Section 3 - Badarikāśrama-māhātmya]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Bhagavad-gita Mahatmya (by N.A. Deshpande)