Vibhandaka, Vibhaṇḍaka, Vibhāṇḍaka: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vibhandaka in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vibhaṇḍaka (विभण्डक).—(VIBHĀṆḌAKA). General information. A hermit, born in the family of Ka yapa. Once he happened to see Urvaśī. When he pondered over her, seminal flow occurred to him. An antelope swallowed it and gave birth to a son. That son was known as the hermit Ṛṣyaśṛṅga, when he grew up. (For details see under Ṛṣyaśṛṅga). Other details.

(i) Vibhaṇḍaka stays in the palace of Indra and glorifies him. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 7, Stanza 18).

(ii) Vibhaṇḍaka is as radiant as Prajāpati. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 110, Stanza 32). (See full article at Story of Vibhaṇḍaka from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Vibhandaka in Hinduism glossary
Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Vibhaṇḍaka (विभण्डक) or Vibhaṇḍaka-Kāśyapa (Kāśyapa=‘descendant of Kaśyapa’) is the name of a teacher, a pupil of Ṛṣyaśṛṅga in the Vaṃśa-brāhmaṇa. Note: See Indische Studien, 4, 374. Cf. St I which is the more correct spelling Petersburg Dictionary, s.v. Vibhāṇḍaka (Böhtlingk, Dictionary, s.v.).

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Vibhandaka was a son of sage Kashyapa. Once, while at the river, he beheld the celestial nymph Urvashi and his seminal fluid came out. It impregnated a nearby female deer (who in reality was another celestial nymph, cursed to be born as a deer), who gave birth to his son Rishyashringa. He tried to bring his son up to be pure of mind, trying to keep him a celibate by making sure that he did not even knew that females existed in the world.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Vibhandaka : An ascetic who retired from the world and lived in the forest with his infant son Rishyasringa.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vibhandaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Vibhāṇḍaka (विभाण्डक):—[=vi-bhāṇḍaka] [from vi] m. Name of Muni, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) Vibhaṇḍaka (विभण्डक):—[wrong reading] for vi-bhāṇḍaka (See p. 951, col. 3).

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Vibhandaka 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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