Vidanda, aka: Vidaṇḍa; 2 Definition(s)


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Vidaṇḍa (विदण्ड).—A king in ancient India. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 182, Stanza 12, that Vidaṇḍa and his son Daṇḍa were present at the Svayaṃvara (marriage) of Draupadī.

Source: 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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