Indira, Indirā, Imdira: 11 definitions

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Indira means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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)

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.
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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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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 (e.g., Indirā) attains the result of following ekādaśī for one year.

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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’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: 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

Indirā (इन्दिरा).—f.

(-rā) A name of Lakshmi, the wife of Vishnu. E. idi as above, and 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.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Indirā (इन्दिरा):—(rā) 1. f. Lakshmī.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Indira (इन्दिर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Iṃdira, Iṃdirā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Indira 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Iṃdira (इंदिर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Indira.

2) Iṃdirā (इंदिरा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Indirā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Iṃdira (ಇಂದಿರ):—[noun] = ಇಂದರ - [imdara -] 1.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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