Vasudana, Vasudāna: 6 definitions
Vasudana 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1) Vasudāna (वसुदान).—A Kṣatriya King. This King who was a member of the council of Yudhiṣṭhira. was the ruler of Pāṃśu. It is stated in Mahābhārata that this King presented Yudhiṣṭhira with twentysix elephants and two thousand horses. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 52, Stanza 27). In the Bhārata battle this King was the support of Yudhiṣṭhira and Dhṛṣṭadyumna. But he was killed by the arrow of Droṇa. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapters 151 and 171; Droṇa Parva, Chapters 23 and 190; Karṇa Parva, Chapter 6).
2) Vasudāna (वसुदान).—A prince of Pāñcāla, who fought on the side of the Pāṇḍavas. He was killed by Droṇācārya. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 21, Stanza 55).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Vasudāna (वसुदान).—A son of Hiraṇyaretas of Kuśadvīpa.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 20. 14; Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 29.
1b) A Śiva god.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 32.
Vasudāna (वसुदान) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.47.20) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vasudāna) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Vasudāna (वसुदान).—[adjective] = vasuda.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vasudāna (वसुदान):—[=vasu-dāna] [from vasu > vas] mfn. idem, [Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of various men, [Mahābhārata; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] m. ([probably]) n. Name of a Varṣa called after a Vasu-dāna, [Bhāgavata-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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Vasudanaputra.
Full-text: Vasudaman, Pamsu, Hiranyaretas, Abhibhu, Shatanika.
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 3 - Manifestation of the Lord to the Eyes of Everyone < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
Chapter 37 - Bhuvanakośa: Evolution of the Universe < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
Women in the Atharva-veda Samhita (by Pranab Jyoti Kalita)
3. Hymn to Obtain a Wife < [Chapter 2 - The Strīkarmāṇi Hymns of the Atharvaveda]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section CLII < [Bhagavat-Yana Parva]
Section 6 < [Karna Parva]
Section LI < [Bhagavat-Gita Parva]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)