Lambodara, Lamba-udara: 12 definitions


Lambodara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 (L) next»] — Lambodara in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana

Lambodara (लम्बोदर, “big belly”) refers to one of the fifty-six vināyakas located at Kāśī (Vārāṇasī), and forms part of a sacred pilgrimage (yātrā), described in the Kāśīkhaṇḍa (Skanda-purāṇa 4.2.57). He is also known as Lambodaravināyaka, Lambodaragaṇeśa and Lambodaravighneśa. These fifty-six vināyakas are positioned at the eight cardinal points in seven concentric circles (8x7). They center around a deity named Ḍhuṇḍhirāja (or Ḍhuṇḍhi-vināyaka) positioned near the Viśvanātha temple, which lies at the heart of Kāśī, near the Gaṅges. This arrangement symbolises the interconnecting relationship of the macrocosmos, the mesocosmos and the microcosmos.

Lambodara is positioned in the South-Eastern corner of the second circle of the kāśī-maṇḍala. According to Rana Singh (source), his shrine is located at “near Kedar Ghat, at the Lali Ghat”. Worshippers of Lambodara will benefit from his quality, which is defined as “the giver of coolness”. His coordinates are: Lat. 25.17951, Lon. 83.00467 (or, 25°10'46.2"N, 83°00'16.8"E) (Google maps)

Kāśī (Vārāṇasī) is a holy city in India and represents the personified form of the universe deluded by the Māyā of Viṣṇu. It is described as a fascinating city which is beyond the range of vision of Giriśa (Śiva) having both the power to destroy great delusion, as well as creating it.

Lambodara, and the other vināyakas, are described in the Skandapurāṇa (the largest of the eighteen mahāpurāṇas). This book narrates the details and legends surrounding numerous holy pilgrimages (tīrtha-māhātmya) throughout India. It is composed of over 81,000 metrical verses with the core text dating from the before the 4th-century CE.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Lambodara (लम्बोदर).—A son of Paurṇamāsa, and father of Cibilaka.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 1. 24.

1b) A name of Vighneśvara.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 42. 34; IV. 44. 67.

1c) A son of Śāntikarṇi (Śatakarṇi, vāyu-purāṇa.), ruled for 18 years; father of Pilaka.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 273. 4; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 24. 45.

1d) A son of Ugra, the avatār of the Lord.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 153.
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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Shodhganga: Ajanta’s antiquity

Lambodara (r. 85-67 BCE) is a king from the Sātavāhana dynasty of ancient India. The Sātavāhana lineage (known as Andhra in the Purāṇas) once ruled much of the Deccan region and several of the Ajantā caves at West-Khandesh (West-Khaṇḍeśa, modern Jalgaon) were carved in the 3rd century BCE when the region was ruled by kings (eg., Lambodara) and descendants of the Sātavāhana kings. Lambodara was preceded by Śātakarṇi II and succeeded by Apilaka.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous (L) next»] — Lambodara in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lambōdara (लंबोदर).—a (S Long-bellied. A name of gaṇapati) Long-bellied.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

lambōdara (लंबोदर).—m A name of gaṇapati a Longbellied.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lambodara (लम्बोदर).—a. big-bellied, pot-bellied, portly. (-raḥ) 1 Name of Gaṇeśa.

2) a glutton. °जननी (jananī) Name of Pārvatī; निरालम्बो लम्बोदरजननि कं यामि शरणम् (nirālambo lambodarajanani kaṃ yāmi śaraṇam) Ā.L.11.

- Name of the goddess Tārā.

Lambodara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms lamba and udara (उदर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Lambodara (लम्बोदर).—name of a yakṣa: Mahā-Māyūrī 45.

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

Lambodara (लम्बोदर).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. A name of Ganesa. 2. A glutton. E. lamba large, and udara the belly.

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

Lambodara (लम्बोदर).—m. 1. a glutton. 2. Gaṇeśa.

Lambodara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms lamba and udara (उदर).

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

Lambodara (लम्बोदर).—[feminine] ī having a large belly; [masculine] [Epithet] of Ganeśa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Lambodara (लम्बोदर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—father of Kamalākara, grandfather of Śaṅkara (Tārārahasyavṛttikā).

2) Lambodara (लम्बोदर):—Homapaddhati.

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

1) Lambodara (लम्बोदर):—[from lamba > lamb] mf(ī)n. having a large or protuberant belly, potbellied (-tā f.), [Mahābhārata; Kādambarī; Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] voracious, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Gaṇeśa, [Pañcarātra; Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] of a king, [Purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] of a Muni, [Catalogue(s)]

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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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