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Krodhavasha, aka: Krodhavasa, Krodhavaśa, Krodhavaśā; 2 Definition(s)


Krodhavasha 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.

The Sanskrit terms Krodhavaśa and Krodhavaśā can be transliterated into English as Krodhavasa or Krodhavasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


1) Krodhavaśa (क्रोधवश).—A gaṇa of Kārdaveya Nāgas inhabiting mahātala, afraid only of Garuḍa. Fought with Rudras in Devāsura battle.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 24-29; VIII. 10. 34.

2) Krodhavaśā (क्रोधवशा).—A daughter of Dakṣa and one of Kaśyapa's wives, and mother of Dandaśūka and other serpents.1 Her twelve daughters were married to Pulaha. Bhūtas, Piśācas, Kinnaras, Vānaras and others belonged to her line.2 Some of her sons fell a prey to Bhīmasena's sword.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 26 and 28; Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 54.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 56; 7. 171, 444 and 467; 8. 72; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 125.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 6. 2 and 43; 146. 18.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
context information

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

General definition (in Hinduism)

She is a daughter of Daksha. She is married to the great sage Kashyapa. The flesh-eating demons, the Pishachas are her children.

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

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