Vrikodara, Vṛkodara, Vrika-udara: 13 definitions



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)

[«previous next»] — Vrikodara in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

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

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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’).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vrikodara in Marathi glossary
Source: 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.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vrikodara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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: 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 to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Vṛkodara (वृकोदर):—(vṛka + u) m.

1) Beiname Bhīmasena’s [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 8, 15.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 707.] [Bhagavadgītā 1, 15.] [Mahābhārata 1, 2444. 5343. 5902. 5923. 3, 15694.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 1, 7, 13. 10, 10. 9, 22, 28.] —

2) Name einer Gruppe von Kobolden im Gefolge Śiva’s [REVĀMĀH. 29] in [Journ. of the Am. Or. S. 6, 523.]

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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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