Payoda, aka: Payodā, Payoḍa, Payas-da; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Payodā (पयोदा).—A female attendant of Subrahmaṇya. (Śloka 28, Chapter 46, Śalya Parva).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1) Payoda (पयोद).—A lake in the Nīla hill.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 18. 69.

2a) Payodā (पयोदा).—A river from the lake Payodam.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 18. 70. Vāyu-purāṇa 47. 66.

2b) A R. rising on the western side of the Meru mountain.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 47. 67.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Payodā (पयोदा) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.27). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Payodā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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-English dictionary

Payoḍa (पयोड).—

1) hail.

2) an island.

Derivable forms: payoḍaḥ (पयोडः).

Payoḍa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms payas and ḍa (ड). See also (synonyms): payogala.

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Payoda (पयोद).—a cloud; Me.7; मत्तः सदाचारशुचे कलङ्कः पयोदवातादिव दर्पणस्य (mattaḥ sadācāraśuce kalaṅkaḥ payodavātādiva darpaṇasya) R.14.37. °सुहृद् (suhṛd) m. a peacock.

Derivable forms: payodaḥ (पयोदः).

Payoda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms payas and da (द).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Payoda (पयोद).—m.

(-daḥ) A cloud. E. payas, and da what gives.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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