Jambunada, aka: Jāmbūnada; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद).—One of the seven major mountains in Śālmalidvīpa, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 89. These mountains are big, yellow in colour and filled with gold. Śālmalidvīpa is one of the seven islands (dvīpa), ruled over by Dyutimān, one of the ten sons of Priyavrata, who is the son of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

1) Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद).—A mountain. The river Ganges flows through the valley of this mountain which is connected with Mahāmeru. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 139, Stanza 16).

2) Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद).—A golden mountain which stands in the place called Uśīrabīja. A King named Marutta performed sacrifice on this mountain. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 111, Stanza 23).

3) Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद).—Gold is formed from the river Jambū which flows through Jambūdvīpa (the island Jambū). The gold is called Jāmbūnada, according to Mahābhārata, Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 7, Stanza 26.

4) Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद).—A son of Janamejaya, a King of the dynasty of Pūru. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 94, Stanza 56).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद).—Gold formed from the earth on the banks of the river Jambū largely used by celestials.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 16. 20-21; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 17. 30-31; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 2. 23.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Itihasa (narrative history)

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Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.50) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Jāmbūnada) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Jāmbūnada is also mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.9.16) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Jāmbūnada (जाम्बूनद).—[jambūnadyāṃ bhavam aṇ]

1) Gold, R.18.44.

2) A golden ornament; कृतरुचश्च जाम्बूनदैः (kṛtarucaśca jāmbūnadaiḥ) Śi.4.66.

3) The Dhattūra plant. -a. golden; ततो जाम्बूनदीः पात्रीर्वज्राङ्का विमलाः शुभाः (tato jāmbūnadīḥ pātrīrvajrāṅkā vimalāḥ śubhāḥ) Mb.12.171.16.

Derivable forms: jāmbūnadam (जाम्बूनदम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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