Sudama, Sudāmā: 13 definitions
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1) Sudāmā (सुदामा).—A minister of king Janaka. (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Bālakāṇḍa, Sarga 70).
2) Sudāmā (सुदामा).—A king of Daśārṇa. This king had two daughters of whom one was married by Bhīma, the king of Vidarbha, and the other by Vīrabāhu king of Cedi. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 96, Verse 14).
3) Sudāmā (सुदामा).—A country of North India. Mention is made in Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 27, Verse 11, that this country was captured by Arjuna.
4) Sudāmā (सुदामा).—An attendant of Subrahmaṇya. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 46, Verse 10).
5) Sudāmā (सुदामा).—A cowherd. This Sudāmā was reborn as an asura, because of the curse of Devī Rādhā. (For further details see under Tulasī, para 5).
6) Sudāmā (सुदामा).—A warrior who took the side of the Pāṇḍavas and fought against the Kauravas. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 23, Verse 49).
7) Sudāmā (सुदामा).—The watcher of the garden of Kaṃsa. It is stated in Bhāgavata, Skandha 10, that this Sudāmā adorned Śrī Kṛṣṇa and Balabhadra Rāma with flower garlands.
8) Sudāmā (सुदामा).—The real name of Kucela who was the friend of Śrī Kṛṣṇa in boyhood. Though his name occurs everywhere in Bhāgavata, as Kucela, his real name is Sudāmā. (See under Kucela).
9) Sudāmā (सुदामा).—A river famous in the Purāṇas. It is mentioned in Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Ayodhyākāṇḍa, Sarga 71, that Bharata, the brother of Śrī Rāma, crossed this river while he was returning from Kekaya.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Sudāmā (सुदामा) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.5, IX.45.10). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sudāmā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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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sudama (सुदम).—a S Easy to be subdued or tamed.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
sudama (सुदम).—a Easy to be subdued or tamed.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
(-maḥ-mā-maṃ) Easy to be subdued. E. su, and dama taming.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sudama (सुदम).—adj. easy to be subdued.
— Cf. dampati.
Sudama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and dama (दम).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Sudama (सुदम):—[=su-dama] [from su > su-tanaya] mfn. = next, [Horace H. Wilson]
2) Sudāma (सुदाम):—[=su-dāma] [from su > su-tanaya] m. ‘giving well’, Name of a cowherd attendant on Kṛṣṇa, [Pañcarātra]
3) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a people ([varia lectio] for su-dāsa), [Rāmāyaṇa]
4) Sudāmā (सुदामा):—[=su-dāmā] [from su-dāma > su > su-tanaya] f. Name of one of the Mātṛs attendant on Skanda, [Mahābhārata]
5) [v.s. ...] of a river (in the north of India), [Rāmāyaṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sudama (सुदम):—[su-dama] (maḥ-mā-maṃ) a. Easily subdued.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Sudāma (सुदाम) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sudāma.
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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.
Sudāmā (सुदामा):—(nm) a very poor friend and class-fellow of Lord Krishna at the school of their preceptor [saṃdīpana muni;] very helpless and indigent fellow; —[ke taṃdula] present of rice by Sudama: to Krishna at their legendary meeting; a poor man’s present.
Sudāma (सुदाम) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Sudāma.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
1) [noun] a liberal bestower.
2) [noun] a cloud.
3) [noun] a sea or ocean.
4) [noun] a hill or mountain.
5) [noun] Airāvata, the celestial elephant of Indra, the Chief of gods.
6) [noun] (fig.) a man who is utterly poor.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Sudamadaridra, Sudamadaridri, Sudamadevacem Vastra, Sudaman, Sudamana, Sudamapohe, Sudamapuri, Sudamata, Sudamavipra.
Ends with: Vasudama.
Full-text: Sudamadaridra, Sudame, Sudamadevacem Vastra, Sudamapuri, Sudamapohe, Shankhacuda, Sudasa, Radha, Virabahu, Man, Shakha, Kali, Dasharna.
Search found 25 books and stories containing Sudama, Sudāmā, Su-dama, Sudāma, Su-dāma, Su-dāmā; (plurals include: Sudamas, Sudāmās, damas, Sudāmas, dāmas, dāmās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 5.10.25 < [Chapter 10 - The Stories of the Washerman, Weaver, and Florist]
Verse 5.10.17 < [Chapter 10 - The Stories of the Washerman, Weaver, and Florist]
Verse 8.13.64 < [Chapter 13 - A Thousand Names of Lord Balarāma]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 3.3.37 < [Part 3 - Fraternal Devotion (sakhya-rasa)]
Verse 4.3.23 < [Part 3 - Chivalry (vīrya-rasa)]
Verse 4.8.40 < [Part 8 - Compatible & Incompatible Mellows (maitrī-vaira-sthiti)]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 3.7.68 < [Chapter 7 - Pastimes in Śrī Gadādhara’s Garden]
Verse 2.10.230 < [Chapter 10 - Conclusion of the Lord’s Mahā-prakāśa Pastimes]
Verse 2.16.117 < [Chapter 16 - The Lord’s Acceptance of Śuklāmbara’s Rice]
Śrī Kṛṣṇa-vijaya (by Śrī Gunaraja Khan)
Chapter 11 - Lord Kṛṣṇa and His Associates in the Spiritual World of Vṛndāvana (Śri-rāga)
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 19 - On the going of the Devas to Vaikuṇṭha after Tulasī’s marriage with Śaṅkhacūḍa < [Book 9]
Chapter 17 - On the anecdote of Tulasī < [Book 9]
Chapter 23 - On the killing of Śaṅkhacūḍa < [Book 9]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)