Lomapada, aka: Loman-pada, Lomapāda; 3 Definition(s)

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1) Lomapāda (लोमपाद).—(ROMAPĀDA). A King of the country of Aṅga. Genealogy. Descending in order from Viṣṇu: Brahmā—Atri—Candra—Budha—Purūravas—Āyus—Nahuṣa—Yayāti—Turvasu Vahni—Bharga-Bhānu-Tribhānu—Karandhama—Marutta—(Marutta adopted Duṣyanta) Duṣyanta—Varūtha—Gāṇḍīra—Gāndhāra—Kerala—Cola—Pāṇḍya—Kola—Druhyu—Babhrusetu—Purovasu—Gharma—Kṛta—Vidūṣa—Pracetas—Sabhānara—Kālānala—Śṛñjaya—Purañjaya—Janamejaya—Mahāśāla—Mahāmanas—Uśīnara—Titikṣu—Ruṣadratha—Paila—Sutapas—Bali—Aṅga—Dadhivāhana—Dravīratha—Dharmaratha—Citraratha—Satyaratha—Lomapāda. Other details.

(i) He was a friend of Daśaratha. (Śloka 53, Chapter 110, Vana Parva).

(ii) Once there was no rain in the country of Lomapāda. It was due to a curse from the brahmins and to remove the curse Lomapāda brought Ṛṣyaśṛṅga to his country. Śāntā, daughter of Daśaratha was living with Lomapāda as his adopted daughter at that time. Lomapāda gave her in marriage to Ṛṣyaśṛṅga and made him live in his country. The country got rains from that time onwards. (See under Ṛṣyaśṛṅga and Śāntā).

(iii) Lomapāda constructed a new hermitage for Ṛṣyaśṛṅga. (Śloka 9, Chapter 113, Vana Parva). (See full article at Story of Lomapāda from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Lomapāda (लोमपाद).—A King born of the Yadu dynasty. Genealogy. Descending in order from Viṣṇu—Brahmā-Atri-Candra-Budha-Purūravas-Āyus-Nahuṣa-Yayāti-Yadu-Kroṣṭā-Vṛjivān-Śvāhi-Ruśeku-Citraratha-Śaśabindu-Pṛthuśravas-Gharma-Rucaka (Rukmakavaca)-Jyāmagha-Lomapāda. Birth. Rukmakavaca, grandfather of Lomapāda conquered many countries and gave them all as gifts to those brahmins who participated in his Aśvamedhayajña. He got five brave sons, Rukmeṣu, Pṛthurukma, Jyāmagha, Parigha and Hari. Of them he made Parigha and Hari live and rule in Videha. Rukmeṣu ruled his father’s country and Pṛthurukma helped his brother. Jyāmagha was sent out from his country and he lived quietly in a hermitage. One day as per the advice of a sage he left the place in a chariot with a flag flying to the shores of the river Narmadā. He had neither servants nor the means for his daily food. He lived on the mountain Ṛkṣavān eating only roots and fruits. He was very old and his wife Śaibyā also was getting old. They had no sons and still Jyāmagha did not marry again.

2) Once when Jyāmagha gained a victory in a fight, he brought a girl and entrusted the child to his wife saying "This child is your daughter-in-law." Śaibyā was surprised and enquired "How can that be when I have no son?" Jyāmagha replied, "She is to be the wife of a son who will be born to you soon." By means of the hard penance of that girl, Śaibyā got a handsome son named Vidarbha. Vidarbha married her and got two wise sons, Kratha and Kaiśika and a third son Lomapāda, who was righteous, virtuous and wise. All the three were great warriors also. Descending in order from Lomapāda came Babhru-Heti-Kaiśika-Cidi. From this Cidi came the Cedi dynasty of Kings. (Sṛṣṭi Khaṇḍa, Padma Purāṇa, Bhīṣmapulastya Saṃvāda).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Lomapāda (लोमपाद).—A son of Vidarbha, and father of Babhru (Vastu, Vāyu-purāṇa) the righteous; got war elephants from the devas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 70. 38; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 36; Vāyu-purāṇa 95. 37.

1b) Alias Daśaratha, son of Satyaratha; (Citraratha, Vāyu-purāṇa); had a daughter Śāntā, and son, Caturanga.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 48. 95; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 103.

1c) An elephant.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 349.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Lomapāda (लोमपाद).—Name of a king of the Aṅgas; अपत्यकृतिकां राज्ञे लोमपादाय यां ददौ (apatyakṛtikāṃ rājñe lomapādāya yāṃ dadau) U.1.4 (v. l.).

Derivable forms: lomapādaḥ (लोमपादः).

Lomapāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loman and pāda (पाद).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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