Sindhudvipa, aka: Sindhudvīpa, Sindhu-dvipa; 5 Definition(s)

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

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

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: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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