Kundina, Kuṇḍina, Kuṇḍinā, Kumdina: 13 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kuṇḍina (कुण्डिन).—The capital of ancient Vidarbha. Damayantī was born and brought up in this city. (See under Damayantī).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kuṇḍina (कुण्डिन).—A Vāsiṣṭha Brahmavādin.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 145. 110; 200. 15.

1b) A resident of Brahmakṣetra.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 59. 106.

1c) One of the eleven Vasiṣṭha branches.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 70. 90.

1d) The capital of Vidarbhas; Damaghoṣa arrived at; Balarāma's arrival; Rukmi's resolve not to enter the capital without vanquishing Kṛṣṇa.1 Here Śālva had a conference of princes to get rid of Kṛṣṇa.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 53. 7. 15 and 21; 54. 19-20, 52; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 26. 1.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 76. 2 [8-9].

1e) A class of Vāsiṣṭha group.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 99.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Kuṇḍina (कुण्डिन) or Kuṇḍinapura is the name of an ancient city situated in Vidarbha, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 55. Accordingly, as the painter Roladeva said to king Kanakavarṣa: “... in Vidarbha there is a prosperous town named Kuṇḍina, and in it there is a king of the name of Devaśakti. And he has a queen named Anantavatī, dearer to him than life, and by her there was born to him a daughter named Madanasundarī”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Kuṇḍina, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuṇḍina (कुण्डिन).—Name of a city, the capital of the Vidarbhas.

Derivable forms: kuṇḍinam (कुण्डिनम्).

See also (synonyms): kuṇḍinapura.

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Kuṇḍinā (कुण्डिना).—Descendants of कौण्डिन्य (kauṇḍinya) P.IV.1.15; II.4.7.

Derivable forms: kuṇḍināḥ (कुण्डिनाः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kuṇḍina (कुण्डिन).—n.

(-naṃ) A city; also Vidarb'ha, the capital of Vidarb'hs the father-in-law of Nala Raja, apparently the modern Condavir. m. plur.

(-nāḥ) The people of Kundina. m.

(-naḥ) The name of a saint. E. kuḍi to preserve, inac Unadi aff.

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

Kuṇḍina (कुण्डिन).—I. m. A proper name, Mahābhārata 1, 3747. Ii. n. The name of a city, [Nala] 21, 2.

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

Kuṇḍina (कुण्डिन).—[masculine] a man’s name; [neuter] = seq.

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

1) Kuṇḍina (कुण्डिन):—[from kuṇḍa] m. Name of a son of Dhṛta-rāṣṭra, [Mahābhārata i, 3747]

2) [v.s. ...] of an author

3) [v.s. ...] of a Ṛṣi [commentator or commentary] on [Uṇādi-sūtra ii, 49]

4) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] the descendants of Kuṇḍina, [Pāṇini 2-4, 70; Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] m. the descendants of Kuṇḍinī, [Patañjali]

6) [v.s. ...] n. ([Uṇādi-sūtra ii, 50]), Name of the capital of Vidarbha (ruled over by Bhīma, the father-in-law of Nala, apparently the modern Kondavir in Berar), [Nalopākhyāna; Harivaṃśa; Raghuvaṃśa vii, 30.]

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

Kuṇḍina (कुण्डिन):—(naṃ) 1. n. A city; Vidarbha. plu. its people. m. Name of a sage.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kuṇḍina (कुण्डिन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kuṃḍiṇa.

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Kundina in German

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Kuṃḍiṇa (कुंडिण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kuṇḍina.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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