Adhira, aka: Adhīra; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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Adhīra (अधीर).—A King; also a great devotee of Lord Śiva. Once he decreed death penalty on an innocent woman. He also destroyed with his own hands a temple of Śiva. As a consequence of those two sinful deeds he became a devil after death. Ultimately by the grace of Śiva he cast off the devil’s form and became an attendant of Śiva. (Padma Purāṇa, Pātāla Khaṇḍa, Chapter 111).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

adhīra (अधीर).—a (S) Impatient. 2 Unsteady, unstable, inconstant. 3 Irresolute, not courageous or bold.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

adhīra (अधीर).—a Impatient. Irresolute. Unsteady.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

Adhīra (अधीर).—a.

1) Not bold, timid.

2) Confused, lacking self-command, excited, excitable.

3) Fitful, capricious.

4) Unsteady, not fixed, tremulous, rolling; °विप्रेक्षित- मायताक्ष्याः (viprekṣita- māyatākṣyāḥ) Ku.1.46; °लोचनः (locanaḥ) Śi.1.53; °तडिन्नयना (taḍinnayanā) 6.25.

5) Querulous, foolish, weak-minded.

-rā 1 Lightning.

2) A capricious or quarrelsome mistress; see under नायिका (nāyikā).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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