Adhiratha: 12 definitions
Adhiratha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Adhiratha (अधिरथ).—Foster father of Karṇa. Lineage. Descended from Viṣṇu thus: Brahmā-Atri-Candra-Purūravas-Āyus-Nahuṣa-Yayāti-Anudruhyu-Sadānara-Kālanara-Sṛñjaya-Titikṣa-Kṛśadratha-Homa-Sutapas-Bali-Aṅga-Dadhivāhana-Draviratha-Dharmaratha-Citraratha-Satyaratha-Romapāda-Caturaṅga-Pṛthu-Camba-Haryaṃga-Bhadraratha-Bṛhadratha-Bṛhanmanas-Jayadratha-Dhṛtavṛta-Satyakarmā-Adhiratha-Karṇa (foster son). (See full article at Story of Adhiratha from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Adhiratha (अधिरथ).—The son of Satkarman (Satyakarman, Matsya-purāṇa). Once playing on the banks of the Ganges, he found a male child in a box. It was born of Kunti and abandoned by her. Childless, he brought him up as his son;1 also known as Sūta.2
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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary
Adhiratha (अधिरथ).—Foster father of Karṇa. He was a charioteer by profession. He one day found the child Karṇa floating in Ganges in a basket. His wife was barren and happily he took the child home and gave it to his wife. He was also the father of Sangramajit.
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Adhiratha (अधिरथ): Karna's foster-father.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Adhiratha (अधिरथ).—[adhyārūḍho rathaṃ rathinaṃ vā] Being on or over a car.
-thaḥ 1 A charioteer, driver.
2) Name of a charioteer who was king of Aṅga and foster-father of Karṇa.
-tham Ved. A cart-load.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-thaḥ) A charioteer. E. adhi, and ratha a car.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Adhiratha (अधिरथ).—[adhi-ratha], m. 1. A charioteer. 2. A proper name.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Adhiratha (अधिरथ).—[adjective] being on the chariot; [masculine] charioteer, a man’s name; [neuter] a cart-load.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Adhiratha (अधिरथ):—[=adhi-ratha] mfn. being upon or over a car
2) [v.s. ...] m. a charioteer
3) [v.s. ...] Name of a charioteer who was a prince of Aṅga and Karṇa’s foster-father
4) [v.s. ...] n. a cart-load, [Ṛg-veda]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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Search found 5 books and stories containing Adhiratha, Adhi-ratha; (plurals include: Adhirathas, rathas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section CCCVII < [Pativrata-mahatmya Parva]
Section CXLV < [Bhagavat-Yana Parva]
Section CXLI < [Bhagavat-Yana Parva]
Chapter 9 - The Curse of Parashurama < [Adi Parva]
Chapter 4 - Karna is Offered Kingship of the World < [Udyoga Parva]
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)