Pauṇḍraka, aka: Paundraka; 2 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Pauṇḍraka can be transliterated into English as Paundraka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
1a) Pauṇḍraka (पौण्ड्रक).—(also Pauṇḍra): King of Kāśi; son of Vasudeva, and Sutanu, daughter of Kāśirāja. When he became king, he asserted that he was the real Vāsudeva, and married Devakī the youngest sister of Kaṃsa. Besieged Dvārakā during Kṛṣṇa's absence at night, and being put to defeat by Balarāma and Sātyaki, went back to his capital. Sent a messenger to Kṛṣṇa saying that he was the real Vāsudeva and that Kṛṣṇa was either to give up the title or offer battle. Kṛṣṇa invaded Kāśi and killed him and his allies;1 was stationed by Jarāsandha during the siege of Mathurā on its southern gate, and also during the siege of Gomanta on the southern gate. Arrived at Kuṇḍina.2 Father of Sudakṣiṇā.3 Attained mokṣa by hatred of Hari.4
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 66. [1-12], 1-23. 27. Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 26. 7; 34, 4-28.
- 2) Ib. X. 50. 11  and ; 53. 17.
- 3) Ib. X. 78. 5.
- 4) Ib. II. 7. 34; X. 37. 19; XI. 5. 48; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 29. 122.
1b) A son of third Sāvarna Manu.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 81. Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 84.
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Pauṇḍraka (पौण्ड्रक).—An enemy of Lord Kṛṣṇa who attempted to imitate Him.Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary
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