Prativindhya: 6 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Prativindhya (प्रतिविन्ध्य):—Son of Yudhiṣṭhira (one of the sons of Pāṇḍu) and Draupadī. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.27-29)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Prativindhya (प्रतिविन्ध्य).—A son born to Pāñcālī of Dharmaputra. The details available about him from Mahābhārata are the following:—

(i) Prativindhya was born from a part of a Viśvadeva. (Śloka 127, Chapter 37, Ādi Parva).

(ii) On the first day of the Kurukṣetra battle Prativindhya fought against Śakuni. (Śloka 63, Chapter 45, Bhīṣma Parva).

(iii) Prativindhya was defeated in fight with Alambuṣa (Śloka 39, Chapter 100, Bhīṣma Parva).

(iv) He fought against Aśvatthāmā. (Śloka 29, Chapter 25, Droṇa Parva).

(v) Prativindhya accepted defeat after fighting with Duśśāsana. (Śloka 34, Chapter 168, Droṇa Parva).

(vi) He slew king Citra in a battle. (Śloka 20, Chapter 14, Karṇa Parva).

(vii) Prativindhya died fighting A vatthāmā at night. (Śloka 48, Chapter 8, Sauptika Parva).

(viii) The synonyms found used in the Mahābhārata for Prativindhya are the following:—Yaudhiṣṭhira and Yaudhiṣṭhiri.

2) Prativindhya (प्रतिविन्ध्य).—A violent king born of the family of Ekacakra. Arjuna defeated this king during his victory march. (Śloka 5, Chapter 25, Sabhā Parva)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Prativindhya (प्रतिविन्ध्य).—A son of Yudhiṣṭhira and Draupadī.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 29; Matsya-purāṇa 50. 51; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 246. Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 20. 42.

1b) A 100 kings; ruled after the Bhojas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 267; Matsya-purāṇa 273. 71. Vāyu-purāṇa 32. 50; 99. 453.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Prativindhya (प्रतिविन्ध्य) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.22) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Prativindhya) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Prativindhya (प्रतिविन्ध्य).—The son of Draupadī and Yudhiṣṭhira. He was killed by Aśvatthāmā while awaking from sleep in his tent.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

1) Prativindhya (प्रतिविन्ध्य):—[=prati-vindhya] m. Name of a king who ruled over a particular part of the Vindhya mountains, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] of a son of Yudhi-ṣṭhira

3) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of his descendants, [Mahābhārata; Purāṇa]

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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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