Wisdom Library Logo

Pralambasura, aka: Pralambāsura, Pralamba-asura; 1 Definition(s)


Pralambasura means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Śilpaśāstra (iconography)

Pralambāsura (प्रलम्बासुर) is depicted as a sculpture on the second pillar of the southern half of the maṇḍapa of the temple of Lokeśvara.—At the extreme right is a demon named Pralamba, an emissary of Kaṃsa, who, disguising himself in the garb of a cowherd, entered in play with Balarāma and Kṛṣṇa. He took Balarāma on his shoulders and jumped to the sky. Balarāma, on realizing with whom he had to do, gave such mortal blows on the head that it split into pieces and the demon fell lifeless on the ground pushing bhairavaṃ svanam, loud cries.

Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (śilpa)Śilpaśāstra book cover
context information

Śilpaśāstra (शिल्पशास्त्र, shilpa-shastra) represents the ancient Indian science of creative arts such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vāstuśāstra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

Relevant definitions

Search found 326 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

asura (असुर).—m (S) An evil spirit or demon.--- OR --- āsura (आसुर).—a S Relating to an Asura o...
Gajāsura (गजासुर).—The sages of Darukavana pine forest sent Gajāsura (elephant demon) ...
Mahiṣāsura (स्त्रीघ्न) is an Asura king who started the battle between the gods (devas) betw...
Bāṇāsura (बाणासुर).—A thousand-armed demon (asura) slain by Lord Kṛṣṇa.
Aghāsura (अघासुर) is depicted as a sculpture on the second pillar of the southern half of the m...
Śakaṭāsura (शकटासुर) is depicted as a sculpture on the second pillar of the southern half of th...
Dhenukāsura (धेनुकासुर) is depicted as a sculpture on the second pillar of the southern half of...
Tārakāsura was the younger brother of Surapadman. He was an adept in in deluding his enemies...
Asura Vagga
Asura, (Vedic asura in more comprehensive meaning; connected with Av. ahurō Lord, ahurō mazdā°;...
Pralamba (प्रलम्ब).—An Asura friend of Kaṃsa;1 in the guise of a gopa, was admitted to t...
Āsuravivāha (आसुरविवाह):—The Āsura marriage (vivāha).—The Āsura marriage is that...
Vatsāsura (वत्सासुर).—A demon (asura) who came to Vṛndāvana in the form of a calf to k...
Ariṣṭāsura (अरिष्टासुर).—A demon (asura) who took the form of a bull and tried to kill...
Vṛtrāsura (वृत्रासुर).—A great demon (asura) killed by Indra. He was actually the devo...
Asurakumāra (असुरकुमार) refers to a class of bhavanavāsin, which is a species of deva (gods), a...

Relevant text

Search found books containing Pralambasura, Pralambāsura or Pralamba-asura. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:

- Was this explanation helpful? Leave a comment:

Make this page a better place for research and define the term yourself in your own words.

You have to be a member in order to post comments. Click here to login or click here to become a member.