Karandhama; 3 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Karandhama (करन्धम):—Son of Khanīnetra (son of Rambha). He had a son named Avīkṣit. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.2)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
Karandhama (करन्धम).—General information. A King of Ikṣvāku Vaṃśa. Descending in order from Ikṣvāku came Viṃśa—Kalyāṇa—Khanīnetra—Suvarcas. Suvarcas later on became famous as Karandhama. How he got his name Karandhama. Once there came a famine in the country of Suvarcas. The treasury became empty. Taking that opportunity the enemies attacked his country. There was no army for him to fight against his enemies. Meditating upon God he blew his hands and then an army sufficient to fight his enemies appeared before him and using that he defeated them. Because he arranged an army by Karadhamana (blowing of hands) he was given the name of Karandhamana also. Other details.
(i) The celebrated King Avikṣit was the son of Karandhama. (Chapter 4, Aśvamedha Parva).
(ii) Karandhama was a prominent member of the court of Yama. (Śloka 16, Chapter 8, Sabhā Parva). (See full article at Story of Karandhama from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Karandhama (करन्धम).—The son of Ativibhūti and father of Āvikṣit; lived at the commencement of the tretāyuga.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 86. 7; Viṣṇu-purāṇa 1. 29-30.
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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