Vrikodara, aka: Vṛkodara, Vrika-udara; 8 Definition(s)


Vrikodara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Vṛkodara can be transliterated into English as Vrkodara or Vrikodara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Vṛkodara (वृकोदर).—A name of Bhīmasena;1 son of Vāyu and Pṛthā;2 Bhīma, son of Vāyu through the God Marut;3 fire called Vṛka, in his stomach.4

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 7. 13; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 154.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 46. 9; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 153; 99. 244.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 50. 49.
  • 4) Ib. 69. 14.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vṛkodara (वृकोदर) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.174.18, IX.44.100) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vṛkodara) 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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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)

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Vrikodara (वृकोदर): Wolf-bellied, an epithet of Bhima, denoting his slimness of waist and insatiable hunger.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Vṛkodara (व्रिकोदर).—A name for Bhīmasena meaning “he of the voracious appetite.”

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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vṛkōdara (वृकोदर).—a S (Having the belly of a wolf.) Voracious, ravenous; that has a wolf in his belly.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vṛkōdara (वृकोदर).—a Voracious.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Vṛkodara (वृकोदर).—

1) an epithet of Brahman.

2) of Bhīma, the second Pāṇḍava prince; पौण्ड्रं दध्मौ महाशङ्खं भामकर्मा वृकोदरः (pauṇḍraṃ dadhmau mahāśaṅkhaṃ bhāmakarmā vṛkodaraḥ) Bg. 1.15; Ki.2.1; Ve.1.26.

Derivable forms: vṛkodaraḥ (वृकोदरः).

Vṛkodara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vṛka and udara (उदर).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vṛkodara (वृकोदर).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. A name of Brahma. 2. Name of Bhima. E. vṛka a wolf, or the name of a fire in the stomach, and udara the belly.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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