Pundraka, Puṇḍraka: 7 definitions


Pundraka 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Puṇḍraka (पुण्ड्रक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.48.17) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Puṇḍraka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Purana book cover
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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)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Puṇḍraka (पुण्ड्रक) refers to a “kind of sugar-cane”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 21.153.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Puṇḍraka (पुण्ड्रक).—

1) A variety of sugar-cane (red-variety); (Mar. puḍyā ūṃsa); कृष्टे रोहति दोहदेन पयसां पिण्डेन चेत् पुण्ड्रकः (kṛṣṭe rohati dohadena payasāṃ piṇḍena cet puṇḍrakaḥ) N.21.153.

2) A sectarial mark.

3) One who lives by breeding silk worms.

Derivable forms: puṇḍrakaḥ (पुण्ड्रकः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṇḍraka (पुण्ड्रक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A creeper, (Gærtnera racemosa.) 2. A mark on the forehead with Sandal, &c. 3. A sort of sugarcane: see the last. E. kan added to the preceding.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Puṇḍraka (पुण्ड्रक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva]

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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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