Pulindaka, Pulimdaka: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pulindaka in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Pulindaka (पुलिन्दक).—A son of Antaka, ruled for three years.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 153. Matsya-purāṇa 272. 29.

1b) Son of Udanka and father of Ghoṣavasu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 24. 35.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Pulindaka (पुलिन्दक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.39, VI.83.7) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Pulindaka) 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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Pulindaka in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

1) Pulindaka (पुलिन्दक) is the name of the King of the Pulindas, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 12. Pulindaka was an ally of Udayana (king of Vatsa) and helped in his rescue mission after the latter was captured by King Caṇḍamahāsena.

2) Pulindaka (पुलिन्दक) is the chief of a group of savaras (savages), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 22. Accordingly, Vasudatta was brought into Pulindaka’s presence at a temple of Durgā, aftger being captured by a group of robbers. Vasudatta is the name of a previous human incarnation of Jīmūtavāhana. The tale of his previous incarnation was told by Jīmūtavāhana to Mitrāvasu (son of Viśvāvasu) for the sake of his curiosity.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Pulindaka, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Pulindaka in Hinduism glossary
Source: archive.org: Indian Historical Quarterly Vol. 7

Pulindaka (पुलिन्दक) is the name of a country classified as Hādi (a type of Tantrik division), according to the 13th century Sammoha-tantra (fol. 7).—There are ample evidences to prove that the zone of heterodox Tantras went far beyond the natural limits of India. [...] The zones in the Sammoha-tantra [viz., Pulindaka] are here fixed according to two different Tantrik modes, known as Kādi and Hādi.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pulindaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pulindaka (पुलिन्दक).—

1) Name of a barbarous tribe (usually in pl.).

2) A man of this tribe, a savage, barbarian, mountaineer; वन्यैः पुलिन्दैरिव वानरैस्ताः क्लिश्यन्त उद्यानलता मदीयाः (vanyaiḥ pulindairiva vānaraistāḥ kliśyanta udyānalatā madīyāḥ) R.16.19,32.

3) A hunter; तेषामन्तराणि वागुरिकशबरपुलिन्दचण्डालारण्यचरा रक्षेयुः (teṣāmantarāṇi vāgurikaśabarapulindacaṇḍālāraṇyacarā rakṣeyuḥ) Kau. A.2.1.19.

Derivable forms: pulindakaḥ (पुलिन्दकः).

See also (synonyms): pulinda.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pulindaka (पुलिन्दक).—[pulinda + ka], m. 1. The name of a people. 2. A proper name.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pulindaka 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pulindaka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Puḷiṃdaka (ಪುಳಿಂದಕ):—[noun] = ಪುಳಿಂದ - [pulimda -] 2.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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