Vrikodara, Vrika-udara, Vṛkodara: 11 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Vṛkodara can be transliterated into English as Vrkodara or Vrikodara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
- 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.
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.
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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary
Vṛkodara (व्रिकोदर).—A name for Bhīmasena meaning “he of the voracious appetite.”
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Vrikodara (वृकोदर): Wolf-bellied, an epithet of Bhima, denoting his slimness of waist and insatiable hunger.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
vṛkōdara (वृकोदर).—a S (Having the belly of a wolf.) Voracious, ravenous; that has a wolf in his belly.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
vṛkōdara (वृकोदर).—a Voracious.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-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: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vṛkodara (वृकोदर).—i. e. vṛka-udara, m. A name of Bhīma, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 12, 31.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vṛkodara (वृकोदर).—[masculine] [Epithet] of Bhīmasena (wolf-bellied).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vṛkodara (वृकोदर):—[from vṛka > vṛk] m. ‘wolf-bellied’, Name of Bhīma (the second son of Pāṇḍu, so called from his enormous appetite cf. [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 381]), [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] of Brahmā, [Horace H. Wilson]
3) [v.s. ...] [plural] a class of demons attendant on Śiva, [Śiva-purāṇa]
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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The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
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The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
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Chapter 66 - Propitiation of Yama < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
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