Indu: 11 definitions
Indu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
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.
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.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Indu.—(IE 7-12), ‘one’. Note: indu is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
indu (इंदु).—m S The moon. induvāra or induvāsara m S Monday.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
indu (इंदु).—m The moon. induvāra-vāsara m Monday.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical 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'.
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-nduḥ) 1. The moon. 2. Camphor. E. und to wet or moisten; u Unadi affix and the initial changed to i.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Indu (इन्दु).—[masculine] a drop, [especially] of Soma; the drop or spark in the sky, i.e. the moon.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Indu (इन्दु) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a writer on botany. Quoted by Kṣīrasvāmin on Amarakośa.
2) Indu (इन्दु):—a grammarian. Quoted in Mādhavīyadhātuvṛtti. See Indumitra.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Indu (इन्दु):—m. (√und, [Uṇādi-sūtra i, 13]; probably [from] ind = √und, ‘to drop’ [see p. 165, col. 3, and cf. indra]; perhaps connected with bindu, which last is unknown in the Ṛg-veda, [Boehtlingk & Roth’s Sanskrit-Woerterbuch]), [Vedic or Veda] a drop (especially of Soma), Soma, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]
2) a bright drop, a spark, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]
3) the moon
4) m. [plural] (avas) the moons id est. the periodic changes of the moon
5) time of moonlight, night, [Ṛg-veda; Mahābhārata; Śakuntalā; Meghadūta] etc.
6) camphor, [Bhāvaprakāśa]
7) the point on a die, [Atharva-veda vii, 109, 6]
8) Name of Vāstoṣpati, [Ṛg-veda vii, 54, 2]
9) a symbolic expression for the number ‘one’
10) designation of the Anusvāra
11) a coin, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (In the Brāhmaṇas, indu is used only for the moon; but the connexion between the meanings ‘Soma juice’ and ‘moon’ in the word indu has led to the same two ideas being transferred in classical Sanskṛt to the word soma, although the latter has properly only the sense ‘Soma juice.’)
12) the weight of a silver Pala, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+53): Induata, Indubha, Indubhava, Indubhrit, Indubimba, Inducca, Inducement, Induchcha, Indudala, Indudina, Indugaura, Induja, Indujanaka, Induka, Indukaksha, Indukala, Indukalasha, Indukalavatamsa, Indukalika, Indukamala.
Ends with (+107): Abalendu, Abbindu, Adhobindu, Ajabindu, Ajavindu, Amritavindu, Ardhendu, Balendu, Bandhabindu, Bashpabindu, Bhaktibindu, Bhaktirasamritabindu, Bhindu, Bindu, Brahmabindu, Brahmavindu, Candrabindu, Caturbindu, Chandrabindu, Chedanabindu.
Full-text (+166): Sindhu, Induratna, Induvalli, Indulohaka, Indudala, Indushekhara, Indubhrit, Saindhava, Induvrata, Aindava, Indubha, Indurekha, Sindhunada, Indukalika, Indumani, Induloka, Indusuta, Indusunu, Indubimba, Indupushpika.
Search found 56 books and stories containing Indu; (plurals include: Indus). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms (by Fa-Hien)
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.3.49 < [Part 3 - Involuntary Ecstatic Expressions (sattvika-bhāva)]
Verse 3.4.15 < [Part 4 - Parenthood (vātsalya-rasa)]
Verse 3.4.60 < [Part 4 - Parenthood (vātsalya-rasa)]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 26 - The vow of Rohiṇīcandraśayana < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
Chapter 3 - Jālandhara Is Born and Blessed by Brahmā < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 82 - The worship of the Planets (Graha) < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]