Udavasu, Udāvasu: 6 definitions


Udavasu 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Udāvasu (उदावसु):—Son of Mithila (another name for Janaka, son of Nimi, who was the son of Ikṣvāku). He had a son named Nandivardhana. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.13.14)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Udāvasu (उदावसु).—The son of Janaka, and father of Nandivardhana.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 13. 14; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 64. 6; Vāyu-purāṇa 89. 6; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 5. 24-25.
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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Udāvasu (उदावसु).—Name of a son of Janaka (king of Videha).

Derivable forms: udāvasuḥ (उदावसुः).

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

Udāvasu (उदावसु):—m. Name of a son of Janaka (king of Videha), [Rāmāyaṇa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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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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