Pindaraka, Piṇḍāraka, Piṇḍaraka: 8 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pindaraka in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Piṇḍāraka (पिण्डारक).—A serpent born in the family of Kaśyapa. This serpent was burnt to death at the Sarpasatra of Janamejaya. (Śloka 17, Chapter 57, Ādi Parva).

2) Piṇḍāraka (पिण्डारक).—A sacred place situated near Dvārakā in Saurāṣṭra. He who bathes in a holy river there would get immense gold. The place is worshipped by the sages. He who stays there for one day bathing in that river would get the benefit of conducting an Agniṣṭomayajña. (Chapter 82, Śloka 62, Vana Parva; Śloka 21, Chapter 88, Vana Parva; Śloka 57, Chapter 25, Anuśāsana Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Piṇḍāraka (पिण्डारक).—A son of Vasudeva and Rohiṇī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 165; Matsya-purāṇa 46. 12; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 163.

1b) A tīrtha sacred to Dhṛti;1 sacred to Pitṛs;2 Here the sages cursed the extinction of the Yadu family, when the Yādava youths played a joke on them by dressing up Sāmba as a woman and asking them to say what child he would bring forth.3

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 13. 48.
  • 2) Ib. 22. 69.
  • 3) Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 37. 6-10.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Piṇḍāraka (पिण्डारक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.52.16, I.57, I.31.11, I.35, I.177.18) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Piṇḍāraka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Piṇḍāraka also refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.86.18).

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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: archive.org: Isvara Samhita Vol 5

Piṇḍāraka (पिण्डारक) or Piṇḍara refers to a type of fruit and is used in oblation offerings, according to verse 25.137-141a of the 8th-century Īśvarasaṃhitā. Accordingly, “... they [eg., piṇḍaraka] are already cooked, filling the cooking vessels (sthālī) and dishes (śarāva) are to be kept in all broad frying vessels (ambarīṣa). They are to be placed on vessels (pātra) smeared with (within) ghee (ghṛta), are hot and are to be spread out there. They which are heated and made greasy with powdered peppers, jīraka and ghee are to be stirred again and again with ladle. They are to be kept in vessels covered with clothes etc”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pindaraka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Piṇḍāraka (पिण्डारक).—[masculine] [Name] of a serpent-demon.

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

1) Piṇḍaraka (पिण्डरक):—[from piṇḍ] m. or n. a bridge, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary] (cf. next).

2) Piṇḍāraka (पिण्डारक):—[from piṇḍāra > piṇḍ] m. Name of a Nāga, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] of a Vṛṣṇi, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Vasu-deva and Rohiṇī, [Harivaṃśa]

5) [v.s. ...] n. Name of a sacred bathing-place, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Pindaraka in German

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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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