Indrayudha, aka: Indrāyudha, Indra-ayudha; 6 Definition(s)

Introduction

Indrayudha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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)

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Indrāyudha (इन्द्रायुध).—The rainbow appearing in cloudless sky or at night, a bad sign for a state.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 233. 7.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Indrāyudha (इन्द्रायुध) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Indrāyudha] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

Source: archive.org: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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indrāyudha (इंद्रायुध).—n S (The weapon of Indra.) The rainbow.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

indrāyudha (इंद्रायुध).—n The rainbow.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Indrāyudha (इन्द्रायुध).—Indra's weapon, the rainbow; इन्द्रा- युधद्योतिततोरणाङ्कम् (indrā- yudhadyotitatoraṇāṅkam) R.7.4,12.79; K.127. (-dha) 1 Name of the horse in Kādambarī (i. e. Kapiñjala changed into a horse).

2) a horse marked with black about the eyes.

3) a diamond.

-dhā a kind of leech.

Derivable forms: indrāyudham (इन्द्रायुधम्).

Indrāyudha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms indra and āyudha (आयुध).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Indrāyudha (इन्द्रायुध).—m.

(-dhaḥ) The rainbow. f.

(-dhā) A kind of leech of various tints on the back. E. indra and āyudha a weapon; Indra'S weapon.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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