Bhadra

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By Jit Majumdar


  1. gentle; decent; pleasant; noble; fair; good; gracious
  2. fortunate; prosperous; auspicious; blessed
  3. a king of Cedi who fought for the Pāņdavas in the Bharata War (M.Bh.); one of the four mythical elephants that support the world (V. Rām.); a Yakşa who was the grandson of Kubera (M.Bh.); one of the 12 sons of Vişņu (Bhāg. Pur.); the sages of the 3rd Manvantara (Bhāg. Pur.); a son of Vasudeva and Devakī (Bhāg. Pur.); a son of Kŗşņa and Kālindī (Bhāg. Pur.); a sage who was the father of Upamanyu (M. Bh.); another name for Śiva; (Fem: bhadrā:) the 7th and 12th days of the lunar fortnight (Par. Samhitā); a form of Durgā (T. Śāstra); a form of the Goddess Dākşāyaņī (Viş. Pur.); a Buddhist goddess (A. Kośa); the wife of Vaiśravaņa (Kubera) (M. Bh.); a daughter of Vasudeva’s sister Śrutakīrtī, and wife of Kŗşņa (Bhāg. Pur.); the daughter of King Viśāla and the wife of King Śiśupāla (M. Bh.); the daughter of King Kakşivāna and the wife of King Vyuşitāśva (M. Bh.); a princess from the Paurava lineage who was a wife of Vasudeva (Hari. Pur.); one of the 4 tributaries of the celestial Gańgā (A. Kośa); a daughter of Soma and the wife of Utathya (V. Rām.); a daughter of Raudrāśva and Ghŗtācī (V. Rām.); informal name for Subhadrā, the sister of Balarāma, half-sister of Kŗşņa, wife of Arjuna and the mother of Abhimanyu.