Vinda; 7 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Itihasa (narrative history)

[Vinda in Itihasa glossaries]

Vinda (विन्द) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.108.3) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vinda) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

(Source): JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Purana

[Vinda in Purana glossaries]

1) Vinda (विन्द).—One of the hundred sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Droṇa Parva, Chapter 127, Stanza 34, that Vinda was killed by Bhīmasena in the battle of Bhārata.

2) Vinda (विन्द).—A prince of Avantī. It is stated that this Vinda had a brother called Anuvinda. The information obtained about Vinda from Mahābhārata is given below:

2) (i) Sahadeva defeated this Vinda at the time of his southern regional conquest. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 31, Stanza 10).

2) (ii) Vinda helped Duryodhana by fighting on his side with an akṣauhiṇī of army. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 19, Stanza 24).

2) (iii) Bhīṣma once said that Vinda was a noble warrior. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 166, Stanza 6).

2) (iv) Vinda was one of the ten commanders of Duryodhana in the battle of Bhārata. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 16, Stanza 15).

2) (v) On the first day of the battle of Bhārata, Vinda fought with Kuntibhoja. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 45, Stanza 72).

2) (vi) When Śveta, the prince of Virāṭa, surrounded Śalya, the King of Madra, Vinda helped Śalya. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 47, Stanza 48).

2) (vii) Once Vinda and his brother Anuvinda together attacked Irāvān. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 81, Stanza 27).

2) (viii) In the Bhārata-battle, Vinda fought with Bhīmasena, Arjuna and Virāṭa. Vinda was killed in the fight with Arjuna. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 99, Stanza 17).

3) Vinda (विन्द).—A prince of the kingdom of Kekaya. In the battle of Bhārata he took the side of the Kauravas and fought with Sātyaki, in which fight Sātyaki killed Vinda. (Mahābhārata Karṇa Parva, Chapter 13, Stanza 6).

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Vinda (विन्द).—A prince of Avanti, a son of Rājādhidevī and brother of Anuvinda;1 under the influence of Duryodhana (as also Anuvinda) the brothers wanted to give their sister in marriage to Duryodhana, and not to Kṛṣṇa whom she loved: stationed by Jarāsandha at the southern gate of Mathurā and Gomanta during their respective sieges.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 157; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 43.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 58. 30; 50. 11[3]; 52. 11[9]; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 158.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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)

[Vinda in Hinduism glossaries]

Vinda was the prince of Avanti. Along with his brother Anuvinda, he fought on the Kaurava side during the great battle of Kurukshetra. Both of them achieved many great feats of bravery on the battlefield. Anuvinda was first to fall, slain by Satyaki of the Vrishnis. Enraged, Vinda challenged Satyaki to single combat, but proved to be no match for the Vrishni hero, and was soon slain himself.

(Source): Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Vinda (विन्‍द), Anuvinda (अनुविन्‍द): Two brothers kings of Avanti, great soldiers whom were on the Kaurava side, they suffered defeat at the hands of Yudhamanyu.

(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism

Vinda (विन्द).—A prince of Avanti. He was the bother of Mitravindā, a queen of Lord Kṛṣṇa. He was very envious of Lord Kṛṣṇa and Arjuna. He was killed along with his brother Anuvinda during the Kurukṣetra war. Both brothers were killed by Arjuna.

(Source): ISKCON Press: Glossary

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Vinda in Sanskrit glossaries]

Vinda (विन्द).—a.

1) Finding, gaining.

2) One who has obtained; त्रैलोक्येनापि विन्दस्त्वं तां क्रीत्वा सुकृती भव (trailokyenāpi vindastvaṃ tāṃ krītvā sukṛtī bhava) Bk.5.21.

-ndaḥ A particular hour of the day (muhūrta); विन्दो नाम मुहूर्तोऽसौ (vindo nāma muhūrto'sau) Rām.3.68.13.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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