Sindhudvipa, Sindhudvīpa, Sindhu-dvipa: 8 definitions


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[«previous next»] — Sindhudvipa in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Sindhudvīpa (सिन्धुद्वीप):—Son of Nabha (son of Śruta). He had a son named Ayutāyu. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.9.16-17)

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Sindhudvīpa (सिन्धुद्वीप) is the son of Supārśva, a sage of old times, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 95. Sindhudvīpa once performed intense penance, without food at the bank of the river Narmadā, in the city Māhiṣmatī.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sindhudvīpa (सिन्धुद्वीप).—A King of the Solar dynasty. (Mahābhārata, Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 4). This King was the son of Jahnu and the father of Balākāśva. This King did penance in the holy place called Pṛthūdakatīrtha and attained Brahminhood. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 39, Verse 37).

It is mentioned in Bhāgavata, Skandha 9, that Sindhudvīpa was the son of Śrutanābha who was the son of Bhagīratha.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Sindhudvīpa (सिन्धुद्वीप).—A son of Nābha, and father of Ayutāyu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 9. 16.

1b) A son of Ambarīṣa, and father of Ayutāyu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 170; Matsya-purāṇa 12. 45; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 171; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 36.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Sindhudvīpa (सिन्धुद्वीप) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIII.4.4, XIII.4) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sindhu-dvīpa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Sindhudvīpa (सिन्धुद्वीप) is the son of Nabhāga and grandson of Śruta, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Bhagiratha (Bhagīratha?) was born from Dilipa. Bhagiratha propitiated Śiva by his penance and received the best of boons. [...] Śruta was the son of Bhagiratha. Nabhāga was the son of Śruta. Nabhāga gave birth to Sindhudvīpa from whom was born Ayutāyu.

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

1) Sindhudvīpa (सिन्धुद्वीप):—[=sindhu-dvīpa] [from sindhu] m. Name of a king, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] of the author of the hymn, [Ṛg-veda x, 9] (having the [patronymic] Ambarīṣa.), [Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] of other men, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-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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