Sudhanu: 3 definitions
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.
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.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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.
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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The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 7 - The Legend of Druma (king of the Gandharvas) < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)