Ishupada, Iṣupāda: 1 definition

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Ishupada 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 Iṣupāda can be transliterated into English as Isupada or Ishupada, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Iṣupāda (इषुपाद).—An Asura born to Kaśyapa and his wife, Danu. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 65, Verse 25). This Iṣupāda was reborn in his next life as the very heroic and powerful King Nagnajit. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 67, Verses 20, 21).

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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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