Vasudana, Vasudāna: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

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.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

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.

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