Nidhruva: 5 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Nidhruva (निध्रुव).—One who actually saw the Sūktas. He was the son of Vatsāra Ṛṣi born in Kaśyapa dynasty. He married Sumedhas the daughter born to Cyavana and Sukanyā; and Kuṇḍapāyins were their sons. (Vāyu Purāṇa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Nidhruva (निध्रुव).—A son of Vatsāra, married Sumedhā, daughter of Ayavana (Cyavana, Vāyu-purāṇa) and Sukanyā and mother of Kuṇḍapāyins.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 30; Vāyu-purāṇa 70. 25-7.

1b) One of three Kaśyapa groups.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 33.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Nidhruva (निध्रुव):—[=ni-dhruva] m. Name of a man, [Pravara texts] : [plural] his descendants, [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra] (cf. naidhruva, vi).

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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 (even English!). 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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