Tundikera, aka: Tuṇḍikera; 3 Definition(s)


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Tuṇḍikera (तुण्डिकेर).—An ancient place of Bhārata. The people of this place took part in the great Mahābhārata battle. (Śloka 20, Chapter 17, Droṇa Parva).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Tuṇḍikera (तुण्डिकेर).—A Vindhya tribe; one of the five classes (gaṇas) of the Haihayas;1 on the other side of the Vindhyas.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 65; III. 69. 53; Vāyu-purāṇa 94. 52.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 134.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Tuṇḍikera (तुण्डिकेर) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VIII.4.47) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Tuṇḍikera) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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