Lohagandhi, Lohagandhī: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Lohagandhī (लोहगन्धी).—(dha-Vā. P.)—the wicked king troubled by Janamejaya; a Rājaṛṣi abandoned by Paurās and Jānapadas; deep in distress fell at the feet of sage Indrota; performed aśvamedha; spent the rest of his life with the sage.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 68. 23-6; Vāyu-purāṇa 93. 22.
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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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