Lohadanda, Lohadaṇḍa: 4 definitions

Introduction

Lohadanda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Lohadaṇḍa (लोहदण्ड).—A tīrtha sacred to the Pitṛs;1 in Gayā.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 22. 65.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 108. 74; 109. 16.
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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

lōhadaṇḍa (लोहदंड).—m (S) An iron mace or bar, the weapon of Yama and of legendary warriors. 2 A bar of iron given to a Brahman in propitiation of Yama, Shani &c.

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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

[«previous (L) next»] — Lohadanda in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Lohadaṇḍa (लोहदण्ड).—[substantive] an iron bar.

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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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