Pucchandaka, Pucchaṇḍaka, Pucchāṇḍaka: 3 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Pucchandaka 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Puchchhandaka.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Pucchāṇḍaka (पुच्छाण्डक).—A serpent of the family of Takṣaka. This serpent was burnt to death at the Sarpasatra of Janamejaya. (Śloka 8, Chapter 57, Ādi Parva).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Pucchaṇḍaka (पुच्छण्डक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.52.7, I.57) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Pucchaṇḍaka) 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous (P) next»] — Pucchandaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pucchāṇḍaka (पुच्छाण्डक):—[from puccha] m. Name of a Nāga of the race of Takṣaka, [Mahābhārata]

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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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