Adrishtabhaya, Adṛṣṭabhaya: 2 definitions


Adrishtabhaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Adṛṣṭabhaya can be transliterated into English as Adrstabhaya or Adrishtabhaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Adrishtabhaya in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Adṛṣṭabhaya (अदृष्टभय) is the curse put on King Janamejaya by Saramā, the dog of the Devas. While Janamejaya, son of Parīkṣit was conducting, along with his brothers, a yāga of long duration at Kurukṣetra the son of Saramā went to the place and was thrashed by the brothers of Janamejaya. Seeing her weeping child Saramā naturally got angry. She cursed the king thus: "My son did not commit any offence; he did not even look at the havis (oblations), nor did he lick it. For having thrashed the innocent child you will experience Adṛṣṭabhaya. When the yāga was over Janamejaya got rid of the curse by getting sage Somaśravas do certain proper rites.

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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

[«previous next»] — Adrishtabhaya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

adṛṣṭabhaya (अदृष्टभय).—n (S) Regard to the fruit or retributionary consequences of one's deeds.

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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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