Jambha, 2 Definition(s)
1a) Jambha (जम्भ).—Father of Kayādhū, and chief of Asuras. Took part in the 6th Devāsura war between Bali and Indra. Fought with Vṛṣā-Kapi. Hearing that Bali had fallen dead Jambha riding on a lion attacked Indra and disabled his elephant. He then turned towards Mātali who brought a chariot to Indra's aid. But his head was cut off by Indra's vajra.1 Led Tāraka's army in a chariot of 100 lions; fought with Yama, Kubera, Janārdana and others but was finally killed.2
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 18. 12; VIII. 10. 21-32; 11. 13-18; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 10; 72. 81 and 105; Vāyu-purāṇa 97. 103.
- 2) Matsya-purāṇa 47. 72; 148. 42-54; chh 150-53; 245. 12. Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 6. 14; V. 14. 14.
1b) A son of Bhāṣkala.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 5. 38.
1c) A son of Virocana, and father of four sons.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 76.
1d) A Nāga.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 69.
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