Jalodbhava, Jala-udbhava: 6 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Jalodbhava (जलोद्भव) is the name of a demon born in the waters and reared by the Nāgas according to the Nīlamata-purāṇa.—Having obtained boons from Brahmā, the demon Jalodbhava began to destroy the descendants of Manu dwelling in the lands of Dārvābhisāra, Gandhāra, Juhuṇḍura, Śakas, Khaśas etc. Seeing this devastation, Nīla approached his father Kaśyapa who had reached Kanakhala in connection with his pilgrimage to all the sacred places of the earth, and requested him to visit the tīrthas of Madra and Himavān. Kaśyapa visualised the situation and requested the gods Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Śiva to do the needful. Viṣṇu followed by Brahmā, Śiva and various other deities, proceeded to Naubandhana to punish the demon Jalodbhava.

Jalodbhava being imperishable in the waters, Viṣṇu asked Ananta to make an outlet for the waters by breaking forth the mountain barriers. He did accordingly. Thereupon the demon created the darkness which was soon dispelled by Śiva holding the sun and the moon in his hands. Viṣṇu then fought with the demon and cut off his head with his discus.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jalodbhava (जलोद्भव).—a. aquatic.

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Jalodbhava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and udbhava (उद्भव).

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

Jalodbhava (जलोद्भव).—mfn.

(-vaḥ-vā-vaṃ) Aquatic, marine, born of or in water. E. jala, and udbhava produced. jale udbhavaḥ asya .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jalodbhava (जलोद्भव).—I. adj. produced by water. Ii. m. the name of a country, Mahābhārata 2, 1078.

Jalodbhava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and udbhava (उद्भव).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jalodbhava (जलोद्भव).—[adjective] born in water; [masculine] aquatic animal.

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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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