Upadanavi, Upadānavī: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Upadanavi in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Upadānavī (उपदानवी).—A daughter of Vaiśvānara, and wife of Hiraṇyākṣa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 33-4.

1b) A daughter of Sadasya. (Yama, Vāyu-purāṇa.). Mother of Duṣyanta.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 23. 25; Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 23, 24.

1c) A daughter of Maya; mother of four sons through the son of Ilinā.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 6. 21; 49. 10.
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Upadānavī (उपदानवी).—

1) Name of the daughter of the demon Vṛṣaparvan and mother of Duṣyanta.

2) Name of a daughter of Vaiśvānara; Bhāg.

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

1) Upadānavī (उपदानवी):—[=upa-dānavī] f. Name of a daughter of the Dānava Vṛṣa-parvan, [Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] of a daughter of Vaiśvānara, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Upadanavi in German

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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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