Timidhvaja, Timi-dhvaja: 6 definitions

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Timidhvaja in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Timidhvaja (तिमिध्वज).—A demon who was ruling in the state of Vaijayantapura. He was called Śambara also. This demon once attacked Devaloka. Indra was not able to kill him. So he sought the help of Dasaratha. Daśaratha went and fought against the demons. Daśaratha was made to faint in the battlefield by the magic of Timidhvaja and Kaikeyī who was there then, took him away and gave him all first aid. Pleased at this Daśaratha promised two boons for her and it was these boons that Kaikeyī demanded of Daśaratha on the advice of Mantharā at the time of the coronation of Śrī Rāma. (Sarga 9, Ayodhyā Kāṇḍa, Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa).

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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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[«previous next»] — Timidhvaja in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Timidhvaja (तिमिध्वज).—Name of a demon (Śambara) killed by Indra with the assistance of Daśaratha. (It was in the fight with this demon that Kaikeyī saved the life of Daśaratha while in a swooning fit and got from him two boons which she afterwards used to send Rāma into exile); दानवेन्द्रं हतं दृष्ट्वा तिमिध्वजसुतं रणे (dānavendraṃ hataṃ dṛṣṭvā timidhvajasutaṃ raṇe) Rām.2.44.11.

Derivable forms: timidhvajaḥ (तिमिध्वजः).

Timidhvaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms timi and dhvaja (ध्वज).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Timidhvaja (तिमिध्वज).—epithet of the demon Śambara, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 8, 12 Gorr.

Timidhvaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms timi and dhvaja (ध्वज).

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

Timidhvaja (तिमिध्वज):—[=timi-dhvaja] [from timi > tima] m. ‘T° bannered’, Name of the Asura Sambara ([Rāmāyaṇa [G] ii, 8, 12]) or of one of his sons ([Rāmāyaṇa ii, 44, 11]).

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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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