Kayadhu, Kayādhū, Kayādhu: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kayādhū (कयाधू).—Wife of Hiraṇyakaśipu. Prahlāda was born to her.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kayādhū (कयाधू).—The daughter of Jambhā, and queen of Hiraṇyakaśipu; mother of 4 sons.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 18. 12.
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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Kayādhu (कयाधु) refers to:—The wife of Hiraṇyakaśipu and the mother of the famous devotee, Śrī Prahlāda. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kayādhu (कयाधु) or Kayādhū (कयाधू).—f. The wife of Hiraṇyakaśipu and mother of Prahlāda; हिरण्यकशिपोर्भार्या कयाधुर्नाम दानवी (hiraṇyakaśiporbhāryā kayādhurnāma dānavī) Bhāgavata 6.18.12.

Derivable forms: kayādhuḥ (कयाधुः), kayādhūḥ (कयाधूः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kayādhu (कयाधु):—us (ūs [varia lectio]) f. Name of Hiraṇyakaśipu’s wife, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa vi, 18, 12] [commentator or commentary] on [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]

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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 (even English!). 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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