Vindhyavali, Vindhyāvali, Vindhyāvalī: 3 definitions

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vindhyāvalī (विन्ध्यावली).—Wife of Mahābali. A son named Bāṇa and a daughter named Kumbhīnasī were born to Bali by Vindhyāvalī. (Matsya, 187. 40).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vindhyāvali (विन्ध्यावलि).—The queen of Bali, who participated in his gift to Vāmana. Seeing Bali bound with cords, she appealed to Hari;1 mother-in-law of Anaupamyā wife of Bāṇa; had a daughter called Kumbhīnasī; both of them ill-treated Bāṇa's wife.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 20. 17; 22. 19-20.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 187. 40.
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

1) Vindhyāvali (विन्ध्यावलि):—[from vindhya] f. Name of the wife of the Asura Bali and mother of Bāṇa, [Purāṇa]

2) Vindhyāvalī (विन्ध्यावली):—[from vindhya] f. Name of the wife of the Asura Bali and mother of Bāṇa, [Purāṇa]

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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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