Indradyumna: 7 definitions


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[«previous next»] — Indradyumna in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Indradyumna (इन्द्रद्युम्न).—The son of Tejas, who was the son of Sumati, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 74. Sumati was the son of Bharata, whose ancestral lineage can be traced to Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being. Indradyumna had a son named Parameṣṭhī.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Indradyumna (इन्द्रद्युम्न).—A King born in the dynasty of Svāyambhuva Manu, and a king of the Pāṇḍya country. Genealogy. Descended from Viṣṇu in this order:—Viṣṇu—Brahmā—Svāyambhuva Manu—Priyavrata—Agnīdhra—Nābhi—Ṛṣabha—Bharata—Sumati—Indradyumna. (See full article at Story of Indradyumna from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Indradyumna (इन्द्रद्युम्न).—Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 12, Verse 32 refers to a certain King Indradyumna, a contemporary of Śrī Kṛṣṇa; Kṛṣṇa killed him.

3) Indradyumna (इन्द्रद्युम्न).—A sage Indradyumna is mentioned in the list of Saints who paid their homage to Dharmaputra during his forest life. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 26, Verse 22).

4) Indradyumna (इन्द्रद्युम्न).—Name of King Janaka’s father.

5) Indradyumna (इन्द्रद्युम्न).—A king of the Ikṣvāku dynasty. (See Para 2, under Viśvakarman).

6) Indradyumna (इन्द्रद्युम्न).—A king who lived in the Kṛta yuga, and a devotee of Viṣṇu. He visited the Jagannātha temple in Oḍra Deśa once to worship Lord Jagannātha. The Lord was then hidden in the sand. When the King, disappointed at this was about to return, determined to fast unto death at Mount Nīla when a celestial voice cried, "Thou shalt see Him". Afterwards the King performed a horse sacrifice and built a magnificent Viṣṇu temple. Narasiṃhamūrti brought by Nārada was installed in the temple. During sleep the King had a darśana (sight) of Lord Jagannātha. Also an astral voice directed him to cut down the fragrant tree on the seashore and make idols with it. Accordingly the king got idols of Viṣṇu, Balarāma, Sudarśana and Subhadrā made and installed them in the temple. (Skanda Purāṇa).

7) Indradyumna (इन्द्रद्युम्न).—A lake. A stork called Nāḍījaṃgha and the Ādikūrma called Akūpāra lived in this lake. It came into existence when the cows given in gift by King Indradyumna passed along that way. (Mahābhārata Araṇya Parva, Chapter 198). The pool lay near Mount Gandhamādana, and the Pāṇḍavas once visited it. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 118, Verse 18).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Indradyumna (इन्द्रद्युम्न).—The son of Tejasa (Taijasa, Vāyu-purāṇa). A Drāviḍa and a Pāṇḍyan king. Devoted to Hari. While engaged in tapas Agastya came to his hermitage. Finding him not extending a welcome, the angry sage cursed him to become an elephant. Indradyumna considered that to be the will of the Lord. He was born as the Lord of the elephants, and had reminiscences of his past life;1 an account of, in the kūrma pūrāṇa.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 4. 7-12; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 14. 64; Vāyu-purāṇa 33. 54; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 1. 36.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 53. 47-8.
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[«previous next»] — Indradyumna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Indradyumna (इन्द्रद्युम्न).—and

Indradyumna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms indra and dyumna (द्युम्न).

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

1) Indradyumna (इन्द्रद्युम्न):—[=indra-dyumna] [from indra] m. Name of several men

2) [v.s. ...] n. Name of a lake, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

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