Kundadhara, aka: Kuṇḍadhāra, Kunda-dhara; 2 Definition(s)


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1) Kuṇḍadhāra (कुण्डधार).—A son of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. He is known as Kuṇḍodara also. Bhīmasena killed him. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 88, Verse 23).

2) Kuṇḍadhāra (कुण्डधार).—A serpent worshipping Varuṇa in his court. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 9. Verse 9).

3) Kuṇḍadhāra (कुण्डधार).—A cloud. None of the Devas condescended to bless a poor brahmin, who once performed penance in the forest when a cloud called Kuṇḍadhāra appeared and told him that, if the Devas would permit, he (cloud) would bless him. Immediately the Deva called Māṇibhadra requested the cloud to bless the brahmin. The cloud did so and the brahmin attained salvation. (Śānti Parva, Chapter 271).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Kuṇḍadhāra (कुण्डधार).—

1) Name of a cloud; Mb.12.271.2.

2) Name of a Nāga; Mb.2.9.9.

Derivable forms: kuṇḍadhāraḥ (कुण्डधारः).

Kuṇḍadhāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kuṇḍa and dhāra (धार). See also (synonyms): kuṇḍīdhāra.

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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