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Martanda is a genus of Nymphalidae, described by Moore in 1880.


Martanda a.k.a. Mārtanda in Hinduism is the eighth and last of the solar class deities called Adityas. He is known as an Aditya by virtue of being born to Aditi. In the tenth chapter of Rigveda, one of the ancient Hindu texts, it is stated that Aditi first had only seven sons but later gave birth to an eighth son named Mārtanda. Although many hymns in the Rigveda mention him along the other Adityas as a form of Surya, it is recorded that Aditi shunned him. In the post-Vedic period, when the number of Adityas increased to twelve, another name Vivasvat was added to the canon. Vivasvat and Martanda are often used interchangeably.

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Google previewMarkandeya Purana (2004)

by B.K. Chaturvedi

Martanda means the brightest form of the sun. 2. This tale has already been elaborated in the previous chapter. Vidoorath who ruled over the southern region. Once Raja Vardhan 90 : Markandeya Purana.

Google previewThe Mahabharata (2015)

Martanda, the eighth son, was born later. Martanda also means a dead or lifeless egg. 1246Prabbasa means something that is bright and has been lit up. Prabhasa is near Dvaraka.

Google previewA Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons (2015)

by Manfred Lurker

Martanda. ->. Adityas MartU Old Mesopotamian god of the steppe or waste places, supposed to be the son of the sky-god —» An; ...

Google previewA Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion, Geography, History and Literature (2013)

by John Dowson

Martanda, ' descended from Mritanda,' &c. Surya's wives are called Savarna, Swati, and ...

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Small photo of Martanda Bahirava or Aghora Virabhadra, a fearsome form of Shiva, Airavatesvara Temple, Darasuram, Tamil Nadu, India. Southern wall of maha-mandapa. More...

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Scrabble value of M3A1R1T1A1N1D2A1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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