Synonyms for dandaka or Related words with dandaka
Examples of "dandaka"
Kingdom was a kingdom of Rakshasas in the midst of the
-aranya, means the Dandak Forest, the abode of the demon Dandak.
43. OM DANDAKARANYA KARTANAYA NAMAHA Obeisances to Sri Rama, the Dweller in the
Raghava Rama, that foremost of bowmen, taking his bow and in company with his queen (Sita) and brother (Lakshmana), with the view of compassing his father’s welfare, began to reside in the
forest. From Janasthana (the capital of
Kingdom ), that mighty Rakshasa monarch, the wicked Ravana, carried away Rama’s queen. (3,146).
Raghava Rama lived for some time in the forest of
, from desire of slaying the Rakshasas. At Janasthana (the capital of
Kingdom ) he cut off the head of a wicked-souled Rakshasa (as per epic Ramayana, his name was Khara) with a razor-headed shaft of great sharpness (9,39)
-aranya as a vast forest. Some passages represent it as beginning immediately south of the Yamuna. The present-day identification of the
forest is debated. According to Bimala Chum Law, it covered almost all of Central India, from Bundelkhand to Krishna River. According to John Dowson, it lay between the Godavari and Narmada.
was mentioned in the epic Ramayana, with great detail, a few mentions of this kingdom are found in the epic Mahabharata.
The forest of
was the biggest forest in ancient India, Dandakaranya. It stretched from Vindhya ranges in central Indian to the banks of river Krishnavenna (now known as river Krishna) and Tunghabhadra in the south. Mention of this forest is found in Mahabharata at (3-85). The sacred forest of
is mentioned here along with its possible boundaries and the rivers flowing within it. Surparaka (southern Gujarat) probably formed its western boundary. Mahendra Mountains in Orissa formed its eastern boundary. The rivers Godavari, and Krishnavenna run through this forest. the river or lake Payoshni is mentioned at the northern entrance of this forest. In epic Ramayana no kingdom except the
kingdom and Kishkindha Kingdom is mentioned as lying within this forest. During epic Mahabharata many regions that was formerly
forest were found to be habitable kingdoms.
The story of the
region is found in the Uttara Kanda of the epic Ramayana. The tale is narrated by Sage Agastya to Rama, who is now the Chakravartin Emperor of the World, after finishing his exile.
Abujmarh hills are the part of the much larger Dandakaranya forest, about equivalent to the present Bastar division. Dandakaranya, literally meaning "the abode of the demon
", also finds mention in Hindu epic, "Ramayana".
Danda is a frequently featured region in Hindu mythology, as in
, a kingdom and a forest bearing the same name. It was a colonial state of Lanka under the reign of Lord Ravana. Ravana's governor Khara ruled this province. It was the stronghold of all the Rakshasa tribes living in the
Forest. It is roughly the Nashik District, Maharashtra with "Janasthana" (Nashik city) as its capital. It was from here that the Rakshasa Khara attacked Raghava Rama of Kosala, who lived with his wife and brother at Panchavati (modern day Nashik), not far away.
Danda took some of his father's wealth, resources, animals and subjects and went south, where he established a great city and founded the
Kingdom. Danda took the extremely wise Shukracharya, the Guru of the Asuras, as his priest and preceptor. Under Shukracharya's counsel, Danda ruled wisely for a thousand years.
Dharmabhrit (Sanskrit dharmabhṛt) is one of the anchorites who accompanied Rama from Sutīkṣṇa's hermitage on his journey through the
forest. He tells the story of sage Māṇḍakarṇi on the bank of Panchāpsaras, when asked by Rama about the origin of wondrous music coming from unknown source.
A southern path through the
woods existed during the time of Raghava Rama. He travelled through this path in search of his wife, abducted by Ravana. Many uninhabited asylums of ascetics, scattered over with seats of Kusa grass and umbrellas of leaves and broken water-pots, and abounding with hundreds of jackals were seen along that path.(3,277).
Ravana was the most famous Rakshasa who ruled from the Trikuta mountains of Lanka where the climatic conditions were similar to Himalayas. Many Rakshasas like Khara ruled under Ravana, at different places in ancient Indian mainland. Khara's kingdom was in south-central India, in a dense forest named
(, IAST: ) is the name of a forest mentioned in the ancient Indian texts, such as "Ramayana". It is also known as "Dandakaranya", "aranya" being the Sanskrit word for "forest". It was the location of the Danda Kingdom, a stronghold of the Rakshasa tribes.
Payoshni is an ancient river mentioned in the epic "Mahābhārata". Pandavas had visited this place as part of their pilgrimage. It lies in the territory of Vidarbha. Payoshni is mentioned as lying in the northern entrance of the great
Forest, an ancient forest that is spread throughout south-central India.
At the height of the Vijayanagara empire great saint-composers like Purandara Dasa, Sripadaraya, Vyasaraya, Vadirajatirtha, Kanaka Dasa, Tallapakam Annamacharya and his descendants, and Nijagunashivayogi flourished. Musical forms, the "Kriti", the "Suladi", the "Ugabhoga", the "
", the "Urttanama", the "Namavali", the "Mundige", the "Gita", the "Thaya" and the "Prabandha" developed and found wide currency during this period.
Rama, Lakshmana and Sita were exiled for a period of 14 years from the kingdom by Dasharatha at behest of Rama's step mother Kaikeyi. The trio travelled south from Ayodhya passed through the Dandakaranya (
forest) to the banks of the Godavari River where they built a hermitage at Panchavati.
Māṇḍakarṇi (Sanskrit माण्डकर्णि) was a hermit, mentioned in Book III (Aranya Kanda) of Ramayana. His story is told to Rama by sage Dharmabhrit during the journey through the
forest, when Rama, standing on the bank of the forest lake, asks about the origin of wondrous music coming from an unknown source.
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