Sudhanu: 3 definitions

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Sudhanu 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: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Sudhanu (सुधनु):—One of the four sons of Kuru (son of Saṃvaraṇa and his wife Tapatī) who was king of Kurukṣetra. Sudhanu had a son named Suhotra. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.4-5)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Sudhanu (सुधनु).—A son of Kuru, and father of Suhotra.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 4 & 5; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 78-9.

1b) A son of the daughter of Yudhiṣṭhira.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 259.
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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: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Sudhanu (सुधनु).—(compare Sudhana 1, who has the same rôle in the Divyāvadāna version of the story), name of a prince who marries Manoharā in the Kiṃnarī Jātaka: Mahāvastu ii.95.1 ff.

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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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