Samhlada, Saṃhlāda: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Samhlada in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Saṃhlāda (संह्लाद).—(SAṂHRĀDA) I. A son of Hiraṇyakaśipu. Two sons called Hiraṇyākṣa and Hiraṇyakaśipu and a daughter called Siṃhikā were born to Kaśyapaprajāpati by his wife called Diti, and Hiraṇyakaśipu had four sons called Anuhrāda, Hrāda, Prahlāda and Saṃhrāda. Saṃhrāda had three sons named Āyuṣmān. Śibi, and Bāṣkala. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 19). According to verse 17, Chapter 65 of Ādi Parva, Prahlāda, Saṃhlāda, Anuhlāda, Śibi and Bāṣkala were the sons of Hiraṇyakaśipu. This Saṃhlāda, in his next life, was born as Śalya, the Bālhīka king.

2) Saṃhlāda (संह्लाद).—A Rākṣasa, son of Sumālī by Ketumatī, both of them Rākṣasas. Sumālī had ten sons called Prahasta, Akampana, Vikaṭa, Kālakāmukha, Dhūmrākṣa, Daṇḍa, Supārśva, Saṃhlāda, Prakvāta and Bhāsakarṇa. (Uttara Rāmāyaṇa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Saṃhlāda (संह्लाद).—A son of Hiraṇyakaśipu; his sons were Nivātakavacās; not to be killed by Devas, Gandharvas, Uragas, Rākṣasas; but killed by Arjuna by the grace of Śiva.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 6. 9, 28-9.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Saṃhlāda (संह्लाद) refers to one of the four sons of Hiraṇyakaśipu: one of the two sons of Diti, according to one account of Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Kaśyapa’s thirteen wives are [viz., Diti]. Diti gives birth to two demons Hiraṇyakaśipu and Hiraṇyākṣa. Hiraṇyakaśipu has four sons—Prahlāda, Anuhlāda, Saṃhlāda and Hlāda. Hiraṇyakaśipu was killed by Narasiṃha. [...] Then Prahlāda ascended the throne.

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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

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

Saṃhlāda (संह्लाद):—[=saṃ-hlāda] [varia lectio] (or [wrong reading]) for saṃhrāda, [Mahābhārata]

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Samhlada 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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