Rudrapada, Rūdrapāda, Rudra-pada: 3 definitions


Rudrapada 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Rudrapada (रुद्रपद).—A holy place in India. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 82, Stanza 100, that if Śiva is worshipped in this holy place, one will obtain the fruits of performing the horse sacrifice.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Rudrapada (रुद्रपद).—In Gayā;1 performance of śrāddha at, by Rāma.2

  • 1) Vā 109. 18; 110. 48 and 56.
  • 2) Ib. 110. 64.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Rūdrapāda (रूद्रपाद) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.80). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Rūdra-pāda) 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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