Rajadhidevi, Rājādhidevī: 3 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Rajadhidevi in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Rājādhidevī (राजाधिदेवी).—The youngest of the five daughters of the solar King Śūra by Māriṣā. King Jayasena of Avantī married Rājādhidevī. (Bhāgavata, 9th Skandha).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Rājādhidevī (राजाधिदेवी).—A Vīramātā; a sister of Vasudeva; a daughter of Śūra and Bhoja and queen of Jayasena, king of Avantī;1 paternal aunt of Kṛṣṇa and queen of Avantī. Her daughter Mitravindā loved by Kṛṣṇa who took her away by force and married her, as her brothers wanted to bestow her on Duryodhana;2 according to the Bhāgavata had two sons Vinda and Anuvinda;3 mother of two sons.4

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 31 and 39; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 151; Matsya-purāṇa 46. 4; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 31.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 58. 31.
  • 3) Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 149.
  • 4) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 43.
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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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[«previous next»] — Rajadhidevi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Rājādhidevī (राजाधिदेवी):—[from rājādhideva > rāja > rāj] f. of a daughter of Ś°, [ib.; 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 (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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