Adityaketu, aka: Ādityaketu, Aditya-ketu; 3 Definition(s)


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Ādityaketu (आदित्यकेतु).—One of the sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. Bhīma sena killed him in the great battle of Kurukṣetra. (Śloka 102, Chapter 67, Ādi Parva and Śloka 28, Chapter 88, Bhīṣma Parva, Mahābhārata).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Ādityaketu (आदित्यकेतु) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.108.10) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ādityaketu) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Adityaketu in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [A] · next »

Ādityaketu (आदित्यकेतु).—

1) Name of a son of Dhṛtarāṣtra.

2) The charioteer of the sun.

Derivable forms: ādityaketuḥ (आदित्यकेतुः).

Ādityaketu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms āditya and ketu (केतु).

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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