Tuhunda, Tuhuṇḍa: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Tuhuṇḍa (तुहुण्ड).—A demon. This demon was born to Kaśyapa of his wife Danu. (Chapter 65, Ādi Parva).

Accompanied by Tārakāsura this demon once attacked Subrahmaṇya. Tuhuṇḍa threw an iron mace against Gaṇapati who blocked his chariot. By a single stone of Gaṇapati, the diamond-studded mace of the demon broke into six pieces. When he found his mace gone the demon caught hold of Gaṇapati and beat him with a spiked club on his forehead. Gaṇapati cut him with his weapon (Axe) 'Veṇmazhu'. The demon fell to the ground in two pieces but still his hold on Gaṇapati was not released. Gaṇapati tried his best but could not loosen the hold. Then Kuṇḍodara, a leader of the attendants of Gaṇapati smashed the hands of Tuhuṇḍa with an iron mace. Tuhuṇḍa was killed thus. (Chapter 65, Vāyu Purāṇa).

This Tuhuṇḍa was born in his next life in the world as a King called Senābindu. (Śloka 19, Chapter 67, Ādi Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Tuhuṇḍa (तुहुण्ड).—A Vindhya tribe.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 65.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Tuhuṇḍa (तुहुण्ड) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.24, I.65, I.61.20) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Tuhuṇḍa) 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Tuhuṇḍa (तुहुण्ड):—m. Name of a Dānava, [Mahābhārata i, 2533 and 2655]

2) (son of Dhṛta-rāṣṭra) 6983 [Harivaṃśa]

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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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