Indrasena, aka: Indrasenā, Indra-sena, Indrashena, Indraṣena; 7 Definition(s)
Indrasena 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.
The Sanskrit term Indraṣena can be transliterated into English as Indrasena or Indrashena, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Indrasena (इन्द्रसेन):—Son of Pūrṇa (son of Mīḍhvān). He had a son named Vītihotra. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.2)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
1) Indraṣena (इन्द्रषेन).—A son of King Nala. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 60, Verse 23). Nala had also a daughter called Indrasenā.
2) Indrasena (इन्द्रसेन).—Son of King Parīkṣit. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 94, Verse 55).
3) Indrasena (इन्द्रसेन).—Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 33. Verse 30 refers to one Indrasena, charioteer of the Pāṇḍavas. He accompanied the Pāṇḍavas in their forest life. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 1, Verse 11).
When the Pāṇḍavas arrived at Mount Gandhamādana they left Indrasena with Subāhu, the Pulinda King. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 140, Verse 27). After some time the Pāṇḍavas sent him to Dvārakā. (Mahābhārata Virāṭa Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 58). Indrasena was present at the wedding of Abhimanyu which was celebrated in the city of Upaplavya. (Mahābhārata Virāṭa Parva, Chapter 72, Verse 23).
4) Indrasena (इन्द्रसेन).—A King who fought on the side of the Kauravas. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 156, Verse 122).
5) Indrasenā (इन्द्रसेना).—Name of Pāñcālī in her former birth. (See under Pāñcālī).
6) Indrasenā (इन्द्रसेना).—Daughter of King Nala.
7) Indrasenā (इन्द्रसेना).—Nālāyanī, a princess of Aṅga. She was married by the sage Ṛṣyaśṛṅga. (See under Ṛṣyaśṛṅga). (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 113, Verse 11). Indrasenā served her husband for 100 years. Mahābhārata Virāṭa Parva, Chapter 21, Verse 11).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
1a) Indrasena (इन्द्रसेन).—A boundary hill in Plakṣadvīpa.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 20. 4.
1b) A son of Devaṛṣabha.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 5.
1c) A son of Kūrca (Pūrva-Burnouf) and father of Vītihotra.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 2. 19-20.
1d) Previously Bali. Received Kṛṣṇa and Rāma with due honours to his region Sutala, and praised their glory; gave them back their brothers killed by Kaṃsa.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 85. 35-46, 52.
1e) A son of Brahmiṣṭha and father of Vindhyāśva.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 50. 6.
2) Indrasenā (इन्द्रसेना).—The wife of Mudgola and mother of Badhyaśva.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 200.
Indrasena (इन्द्रसेन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.48) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Indrasena) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
Indrasena is also mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.174.14) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Indrasena (इन्द्रसेन): A kinsman of the Pandavas, son of Nala and Damayanti.
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Indrasenā (इन्द्रसेना): Daughter of Nala and Damayanti.Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Languages of India and abroad
Indrasena (इन्द्रसेन).—Name of several men; of Bali; of a mountain; Bhāg.8.2.23.
Derivable forms: indrasenaḥ (इन्द्रसेनः).
Indrasena is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms indra and sena (सेन).
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1) Indra's missile or host.
2) Indra's army; Rv.1.12.2.
Indrasenā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms indra and senā (सेना).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Indrasena (इन्द्रसेन).—n. of a nāga: Mvy 3310.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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