Vimalodaka, Vimalodakā: 4 definitions


Vimalodaka 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Vimalodakā (विमलोदका).—Once Brahmā performed a sacrifice on the Himālayas. Sarasvatī attended this sacrifice, on which occasion she adopted the name Vimalodakā. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 88, Stanza 29).

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Vimalodaka (विमलोदक) is the name of kuṇḍa situated near Kāśī, according to the Skandapurāṇa (IV.54.12-74).—The Skandapurāṇa relates the legend associated with Piśācamocana thus: “Once, long ago, there was a devotee of Śiva named Kapardin. He established a liṅga outside Kāśī and built a kuṇḍa called Vimalodaka. A Pāśupata named Vālmīki began practising penance at the kuṇḍa. [...]”.

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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

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

Vimalodakā (विमलोदका):—[=vi-malodakā] [from vi-mala] f. Name of a river, [Mahābhārata]

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Vimalodaka 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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