Udraparaka, aka: Udrapāraka; 1 Definition(s)

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Udraparaka 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

[Udraparaka in Purana glossaries]

Udrapāraka (उद्रपारक).—A serpent born in the family of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. This serpent fell in the sacrificial fire of Janamejaya and was burnt to death. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 57, Stanza 17).

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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