Sadacandra, Sadācandra: 4 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Sadachandra.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

1a) Sadācandra (सदाचन्द्र).—The king after Bhoga.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 181.

1b) The first king of Vidiśa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 367.
Source: Wisdomlib Libary: The Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa

Sadācandra (सदाचन्द्र).—Name of a future nāga-king mentioned in brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa 2.3.180: “the serpent-king Sadācandra, the son of Śeṣa, the king of Serpents, will conquer the city of suras. He will uplift the race of nāgas (serpents).”

The Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa is one of the eighteen Mahāpurāṇa, representing a vast volume of Sanskrit literature narrating ancient India’s cultural identity, historical legends, religious ceremonies and various other sciences and arts. The original text is said to have been composed of 12,000 metrical verses possibly originating from the 4th-century BCE.

Source: WikiPedia: Puranas

Sadācandra (Sadachandra) or Candramsha refers to one of the Naga-kings who ruled Vaidisha (the kingdom of Vidisha).—The Naga dynasty of Vidisha in central India is known from the Puranas, and probably ruled in the first century BCE. [...] According to the Puranas, the following Naga kings ruled Vaidisha (kingdom of Vidisha): [...] (2). Sada-chandra alias Chandramsha (Candrāṃśa) or Vama-chandra (Rama-chandra in the Vishnu Purana)—He is described as the second Nakhavant (according to one theory, this word is a variation of "Nakhapana", and refers to the Kshatrapa ruler Nahapana). [...] After mentioning these kings of Vidisha, the Puranas refer to the king Shishu-nandi (Śiśunandi) and his descendants, who ruled after the decline of the Shunga dynasty.

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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»] — Sadacandra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sadācandra (सदाचन्द्र):—[=sadā-candra] [from sadā > sadam] m. Name of a king, [Viṣṇu-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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