Khandavaprastha, Khandava-prastha, Khāṇḍavaprastha: 9 definitions

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Khandavaprastha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Khāṇḍavaprastha (खाण्डवप्रस्थ).—See under Indraprastha.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Khāṇḍavaprastha (खाण्डवप्रस्थ) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.29.2) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Khāṇḍavaprastha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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)

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Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Khāṇḍavaprastha (खाण्डवप्रस्थ).—Another name for Indraprastha. The forest in the part of the Kuru kingdom was devoured by Agni with the help of Lord Kṛṣṇa and Arjuna.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Khāṇḍavaprastha (खाण्डवप्रस्‍थ): The ancient capital from where the ancestors of Pandavas, Nahusha and Yayati ruled. The Pandavas rebuilt the ruined city and erected palaces and forts and renamed it Indraprastha.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Khandavaprastha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Khāṇḍavaprastha (खाण्डवप्रस्थ).—Name of a town.

Derivable forms: khāṇḍavaprasthaḥ (खाण्डवप्रस्थः).

Khāṇḍavaprastha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms khāṇḍava and prastha (प्रस्थ).

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

Khāṇḍavaprastha (खाण्डवप्रस्थ).—m. the name of a town.

Khāṇḍavaprastha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms khāṇḍava and prastha (प्रस्थ).

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

Khāṇḍavaprastha (खाण्डवप्रस्थ):—[=khāṇḍava-prastha] [from khāṇḍava > khāṇḍa] m. (= indra-pr) Name of a town situated in the Khāṇḍava forest (founded by the Pāṇḍavas), [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa x.]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Khāṇḍavaprastha (खाण्डवप्रस्थ):—(khā + pra) m. Nomen proprium einer im Khāṇḍava - Walde gelegenen, von den Pāṇḍava gegründeten Stadt, = indraprastha [Mahābhārata 1, 394. 2262. 2264. 7568. fgg.] [Duaupadīpramātha 3, 5.] [ Kunde des Morgenlandes I, 351.]

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Khāṇḍavaprastha (खाण्डवप्रस्थ):—[Bhāgavatapurāṇa 10, 73, 32.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Khāṇḍavaprastha (खाण्डवप्रस्थ):—m. Nomen proprium einer Stadt , = indraprastha.

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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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