Kuvalayashva, aka: Kuvalayāśva; 6 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Kuvalayāśva can be transliterated into English as Kuvalayasva or Kuvalayashva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1) Kuvalayāśva (कुवलयाश्व):—Son of Bṛhadaśva (son of Śrāvasta). Kuvalayāśva killed a demon named Dhundhu. He did this with the assistance of his twenty-one thousand sons. For this reason Kuvalayāśva is celebrated as Dhundhumāra (“the killer of Dhundhu”). His three remaining sons were Dṛḍhāśva, Kapilāśva and Bhadrāśva. All his other sons were consumed by te fire emanating from Dhundu’s mouth. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.6.21-24)
2) Kuvalayāśva (कुवलयाश्व):—Another name for Pratardana (son of Dyumān, who was a son of Divodāsa). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.5)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
Another name for "Ṛtadhvaja".Source: archive.org: The Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa
Dyumān was also known as Śatrujit, Vatsa, Ṛtadhvaja and Kuvalayāśva. From him were born Alarka and other sons. (Verse 9.17.6 )Source: The Sattvic Spirit: Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
1a) Kuvalayāśva (कुवलयाश्व).—The son of Bṛhadaśva (Śrāvasta-m. p.). At the desire of sage Ut(t)anka, he slew an Asura by name Dhundhu and earned the title Dhundhumāra. In this encounter he was helped by his 21,000 (1021, Viṣṇu-purāṇa) sons, (brothers) all of whom excepting three (Dhṛḍhāśva, Bhadrāśva and Kapilāśva) were consumed by the fire issuing out of the Asura's mouth.1 Lust after more territory.2 See dyumat. kuvalāśva (s.v.)3
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 6. 21-23; Matsya-purāṇa 12. 31; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 28, 48-61; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 2. 39-42.
- 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 3. 10.
- 3) Ib. IX. 17. 6.
1b) A name for Pratardana.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 8. 15.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Kuvalashva (also Kuvalayashva), was one of the Suryavanshi-kings of Ayodhya. Kuvalashva was a prince of the sun-race, according to the Vishnu Purana had 21,000 sons. According to the Harivamsha he had only 100. Supported by his sons, he attacked the great Asura Dhundhu, who lived in a lake full of sand and disturbed the prayers of the pious ways Uttanka. They dug out the demon and killed him. Therefore Kuvalshva is also called Dhundhumara (slayer of Dhundhu). All his sons except three were killed in the fiery breath of the monster.Source: Yoga-Vidya: Hinduism
Kuvalayāśva (son of Bṛhadaśva) killed a demon named Dhundhu, and thus he became celebrated as Dhundhumāra, "the killer of Dhundhu."Source: Vaniquotes: Hinduism
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The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 6 - The Downfall of Saubhari Muni < [Canto IX - Liberation]
Chapter 17 - The Dynasties of the Sons of Pururava < [Canto IX - Liberation]
Chapter 3 - The Bhumi-gita < [Canto XII - The Age of Deterioration]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CXXXVIII - Genealogy of royal princes (solar race) < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
The Harsha-charita (by Bāṇabhaṭṭa)