Kurunandana, Kuru-nandana: 4 definitions

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Kurunandana 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)

[«previous next»] — Kurunandana in Purana glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (itihasa)

Kurunandana (कुरुनन्दन) refers to “descendant of the Kurus”, according to the Mahābhārata verse 1.164.9-11.—Accordingly, “The Ikṣvāku kings conquered this world. Having obtained Vasiṣṭha, the best of sages, as their excellent purohita, those kings performed sacrifices, O descendant of the Kurus (kurunandana). For that Brahmin sage officiated for all those great kings at their sacrifices, O best of the Pāṇḍavas, as Bṛhaspati did for the gods”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kurunandana (कुरुनन्दन).—epithet of Arjuna; Bg.2.41;6.43.

Derivable forms: kurunandanaḥ (कुरुनन्दनः).

Kurunandana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kuru and nandana (नन्दन).

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

Kurunandana (कुरुनन्दन).—m. a descendant of Kuru, Chr. 22, 18.

Kurunandana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kuru and nandana (नन्दन).

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

Kurunandana (कुरुनन्दन):—[=kuru-nandana] [from kuru] m. a descendant of Kuru (as Arjuna, Yudhiṣṭhira, etc.), [Bhagavad-gītā etc.]

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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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