Rudhirandha, Rudhirāndha, Rudhira-andha: 5 definitions


Rudhirandha 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)

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

Rudhirāndha (रुधिरान्ध).—A hell: chiefly dealers in sheep, and cattle, Cakradhvaji, Brāhmaṇa gambler, begger in the village, prisoner, washermen, sellers of soma, drinker of wine, meat eaters, killer of cattle, dealer in buffaloes, ungrateful friends, one who eats from bastard (Kuṇḍu) oilmonger, hunter of animals, iron seller and tale bearer go to this hell. See Rudhirāmbha.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 2. 148-69; Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 147 and 163-66.
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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 next»] — Rudhirandha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rudhirāndha (रुधिरान्ध).—Name of a hell.

Derivable forms: rudhirāndhaḥ (रुधिरान्धः).

Rudhirāndha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rudhira and andha (अन्ध).

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

Rudhirāndha (रुधिरान्ध):—[from rudhira > rudh] m. ‘b°-blind’, Name of a hell, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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Rudhirandha 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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