Vidanda, Vidaṇḍa: 3 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

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.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vidaṇḍa (विदण्ड).—A door-key.

Derivable forms: vidaṇḍaḥ (विदण्डः).

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

1) Vidaṇḍa (विदण्ड):—[=vi-daṇḍa] [from vi] m. a door-key, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a king, [Mahābhārata]

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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. 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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