Kaṇha and Kaṇhā (feminine) are the Pāli equivalents of the Sanskrit words Kṛṣṇa and Kṛṣṇā (feminine) so it's unlikely you will find these names in Hindu scripture.
The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary has the following meaning:
Kanha (adj.) [cp. Vedic kṛṣṇa, Lith. kérszas] dark, black, as attr. of darkness, opposed to light, syn. with kāḷa (q. ...
Sandhi Vichheda of Upendra is Upa + Indra. Here the word Upa have many meanings but two meanings "younger brother" and "above" are relevant here.
Upendra = Upa + Indra = Younger brother of Indra
The youngest son of Aditi is Lord Vishnu's incarnation Vamana (Vishnu). As Vamana is younger brother of Indra, he is also known as Upendra. Due to this ...
Sanatana Dharma was mentioned in Rig Veda III.3.1.
वैश्वानराय पर्थुपाजसे विपो रत्ना विधन्त धरुणेषु गातवे | अग्निर्हि
देवानम्र्तो दुवस्यत्यथा धर्माणि सनता न दूदुषत ||
To him who shines afar, Vaiśvānara, shall bards give precious things
that he may go on certain paths: For Agni the Immortal serves the
Deities, and therefore never breaks their ...
In Vishnu Sahasranama of Bhishma, the categorization and order of names denotes 5 'places/murtis/avatara' of Bhagavan - Vaikunta, Ksheerabdi, Vibhava, Archa, Antaryami.
Source - Parasar Bhattar Vyakhyanam
Personal opinion : It matters when it is part of a namavali, or a garland of names, or when it is part of a mantra. But for other times, it does ...
Bharata Chakravartin is also mentioned in Srimad Bhagavatam:
Of Ṛṣabhadeva’s one hundred sons, the eldest, named Bharata, was a great, exalted devotee qualified with the best attributes. In his honor, this planet has become known as Bhārata-varṣa. ~ŚB 5.4.9
Bharata Chakravartin's next birth was of a deer. And then deer's next birth was as Jada Bharata.
Are you specifically referring to Duryodhana and dushasana ?
Duryodhana comes from Dur + yogdhana literally meaning hard fighter.
Dushasana in sanskrit is spelled as दुःशासन, Duḥśāsana i.e., Duh + shasana meaning hard ruler/controller. See
I think the names were correct with prefixes of Dur or Duh meaning hard ...
I will explain this using a slokam from Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam.
Upendro vamana: pramsur
In the Vamana Avataram, the fifth Avataram of Sriman Narayana, he incarnated as the son of Aditi, the mother of Devendra and the other Devas, so in that case he is the brother of Indra. Though he was technically the younger brother of ...
Rig Veda mentions about race of Bharatas (Rig Veda 3.53.12)
Praises to Indra have I sung, sustainer of this earth and heaven. This
prayer of Visvamitra keeps secure the race of Bharatas.
However, who the Bharata, the originator of that race was and for whose sake Sage Viswamitra was praying for, is not forthcoming.
The name of this country Bharat, ie.,...
Haha and HuHu are two Gadharva celestial singers in the assembly of Lord Brahma , who entertains him with divine music. The names of these two are mentioned in many places lik Mahabhrata and Puranas etc.
But the main point in the question is what is the meaning of names of these two Gandharvas.
According to grammer the word hāhā (हाहा) ...
I agree with others as Yudh + stira = Yudhishthira ( Aa + sta/ta = ie )
Yudh = war, Stir = steadiness, meaning one who is steady in the war which is an essential quality of warriors. Just like how we expect batsmen to be steady and won runs in cricket.
But actually Yudhistir is an adjective given to the first son of Pandava. As he is the main one to ...
His actual name was Suyodhana and he was later on known as Duryodhana.
It's the other way round as Nityānanda Miśra clarifies in a series of tweets starting with this. He's referring to this verse from Virāṭa Parva where Arjuna taunts Duryodhana saying his former name, Duryodhana (which literally means one who is difficult to fight with) doesn't suit him ...