Jalamdhara, Jalaṃdhara: 2 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Jalaṃdhara (जलंधर).—A Pravara sage.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 199. 15.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (J) next»] — Jalamdhara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Jalaṃdhara (जलंधर):—[=jala-ṃ-dhara] [from jala] m. ([gana] 1. naḍādi) ‘water-bearer’, Name of a man, [Pravara texts]

2) [v.s. ...] of an Asura (produced by the contact of a flash from Śiva’s eye with the ocean, and adopted by the god of the waters; called from having caught the water which flowed from Brahmā’s eye), [Padma-purāṇa v, 141 ff.; Liṅga-purāṇa i, 97]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a particular Mudrā

4) Jālaṃdhara (जालंधर):—m. = jal Name of an Asura, [Padma-purāṇa v, 141 f.]

5) = ri, Toḍ.

6) a kind of Mudrā, [Haṭha-pra-dīpikā iii, 6]

7) [plural] Name of the 12 Ādityas when born as men, [Vīracarita xxviii]

8) Name of a people (= tri-garta, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]), [Romakasiddhānta; Rājataraṅgiṇī iv, 177; viii, 1653; ???]

9) n. Name of a Tīrtha, [Matsya-purāṇa xiii, 46.]

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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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