Sudanda, Su-danda, Sudaṇḍa: 5 definitions



Sudanda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Sudaṇḍa (सुदण्ड) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.177.11) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sudaṇḍa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sudaṇḍa (सुदण्ड).—a cane, ratan.

Derivable forms: sudaṇḍaḥ (सुदण्डः).

Sudaṇḍa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and daṇḍa (दण्ड).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sudaṇḍa (सुदण्ड).—m.

(-ṇḍaḥ) A cane.

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

Sudaṇḍa (सुदण्ड):—[=su-daṇḍa] [from su > su-tanaya] m. the ratan cane (= vetra), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Sudaṇḍa (सुदण्ड):—(6. su + daṇḍa) m. eine Calmus-Art, = vetra [Rājanirghaṇṭa 5, 94.]

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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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