Indu; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


1a) Indu (इन्दु).—A name of Soma (s.v.).*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 134; 37. 44; III. 65. 21; Vāyu-purāṇa 63. 41; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 77.

1b) The son of Viśvaga.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 12. 29.

1c) Moon—married the 27 mānasa daughters of Dakṣa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 63. 41.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Purana book cover
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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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Itihasa (narrative history)

Indu (इन्दु) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.60.12) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Indu) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

indu (इंदु).—m S The moon. induvāra or induvāsara m S Monday.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

indu (इंदु).—m The moon. induvāra-vāsara m Monday.

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

Indu (इन्दु).—[unatti kledayati candrikayā bhuvanaṃ und-u ādericca Uṇ.1.12]

1) The moon; दिलीप इति राजेन्दुरिन्दुः क्षीरनिधाविव (dilīpa iti rājendurinduḥ kṣīranidhāviva) R.1.12 (indu is said to mean in the Veda a drop of Soma juice, a bright drop or spark; sutāsa indavaḥ Rv.1.16.6).

2) The मृगशिरस् (mṛgaśiras) Nakṣatra.

3) (in Math.) The number 'one'.

4) Camphor.

5) The point on a die; तेभ्यो व इन्दवो हविषा विधेम (tebhyo va indavo haviṣā vidhema) Av.7.19.6.

6) Designation of the अनुस्वार (anusvāra). (pl.)

1) The periodical changes of the moon.

2) The time of moon-light, night.

Derivable forms: induḥ (इन्दुः).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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