Sunda, aka: Shunda, Śunda, Śuṇḍa; 8 Definition(s)
Sunda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
The Sanskrit terms Śunda and Śuṇḍa can be transliterated into English as Sunda or Shunda, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
PuranaCologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
Śunda (शुन्द):—Son of Bhīma (aspect of Śiva, as in, one of the eight names of Rudra) and Suvarchalā, according to the Pādma-purāṇa.
The Viṣṇu-purāṇa places the name Svarga is this position.(Source): Wisdom Library: Elements of Hindu Iconograpy
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
Katha (narrative stories)
Sunda (सुन्द) and Upasunda are two Asura brothers, surpassing the three worlds in valour, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 15. Their story is told by sage Nārada to Udayana (king of Vatsa) and Yaugandharāyaṇa, at an auspicious hour, before starting their journey to Lāvānaka. Accordingly, the story of Sunda and Upasunda was first told by sag Nārada to Draupadī (wife of Yudhiṣṭhira and his brothers).
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Sunda, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.(Source): Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Sunda (सुन्द) was an asura prince and the brother of Upasunda. Their father was Jambha. The brothers grew up to be very powerful and were always of one mind. Together, they embarked on a campaign of world domination that began with a program of extreme asceticism in the mountains. Their asceticism generated such extreme heat that the gods themselves became exceedingly alarmed. Unsuccessfully, the gods attempted to distract the brothers through the enticement of maidens and by means of disturbing illusions of rampaging Rakshasas. Finally, Brahma agreed to grant the brothers a boon, on condition that they desist from their asceticism. The brothers agreed to the condition, and received the boon of being completely invulnerable, except that they could be killed by each other. Leaving the mountains, Sunda and Upasunda returned home, mustered an army, and proceeded to conquer and to devastate the entire world. They even drove the gods from their celestial abode. Finally, Brahma was again moved to action. He created the beautiful apsara Tilottama and ordered her to cause dissent between the brothers. Tilottama found Sunda and Upasunda in the countryside with their retinue, drinking and celebrating their victories. Beholding Tilottama, they immediately fell to fighting over her, and ended up killing each other. Thus was the world order reestablished.(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism
Languages of India and abroad
śuṇḍā (शुंडा).—f S śuṇḍādaṇḍa m S The proboscis or trunk of the elephant. Ex. śuṇḍādaṇḍēṃ mēgha varṣata &c.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
śuṇḍā (शुंडा).—f śuṇḍādaṇḍa m The trunk of the elephant.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
1) The juice issuing from the temples of an elephant in rut.
2) An elephant's trunk.
Derivable forms: śuṇḍaḥ (शुण्डः).
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1) An elephant's trunk.
2) Spirituous liquor.
3) A tavorn, dram-shop.
4) The stalk of the lotus.
5) A courtezan, harlot.
6) A bawd, procuress.
7) The chin; L. D. B.
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Sunda (सुन्द).—Name of a demon and brother of Upasunda, who were sons of Nikumbha. [They got a boon from the Creator that they would not die until they should kill themselves. On the strength of this boon, they grew very oppressive and Indra had at last to send down a lovely nymph named Tilottamā, and while quarrelling for her, they killed each other.]
Derivable forms: sundaḥ (सुन्दः).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Search found 15 books and stories containing Sunda, Shunda, Śunda or Śuṇḍa. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.1.321 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
Verse 3.3.14 < [Part 3 - Fraternal Devotion (sakhya-rasa)]
Verse 2.4.71 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
The Mahabharata - First Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
Section CCXI < [Rajya-labha Parva]
Section CCX < [Rajya-labha Parva]
Section CCXIII < [Rajya-labha Parva]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 1: Restoration of Pātālalaṅkā to Virādha < [Chapter VI - Bringing news of Sītā]
Part 3: Attempts to seduce Sītā < [Chapter VI - Bringing news of Sītā]
Appendix 2.3: new and rare words < [Appendices]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Chapter XXIV - Jātaka of the Tortoise (Kacchapa) < [Volume II]
Chapter XXI - Former Buddhas < [Volume III]
The Book of Good Counsels (by Sir Edwin Arnold)
Chapter 8 - The Story of the Brahman and the Pans < [Book Four - Peace]
Chapter 9 - The Duel of the Giants < [Book Four - Peace]