Apratiratha; 3 Definition(s)


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Apratiratha (अप्रतिरथ):—One of the three sons of Rantināva (son of Ṛteyu). He had a son named Kaṇva. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.20.6)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Apratiratha (अप्रतिरथ).—The son of Rantibhāra (Antimāra, Viṣṇu-purāṇa) and father of Kaṇva and Ailīna.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 20. 6; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 4, 5, 8.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Apratiratha (अप्रतिरथ).—a.

1) or

-thaḥ (A hero) who has no प्रतिरथ (pratiratha) or rival warrior, a matchless or unrivalled warrior; दौष्यंतिमप्रतिरथं तनयं निवेश्य (dauṣyaṃtimapratirathaṃ tanayaṃ niveśya) Ś.4.2, Ś.7,7.33.

2) Matchless; अप्रतिहतैस्तेजोभिः एकैकस्य योग्यता (apratihataistejobhiḥ ekaikasya yogyatā) Mv.1.46.

-thaḥ Name of a Ṛiṣi (Composer of the hymn Rv.1.13); Name of a son of Rantināra.

-thaḥ, -tham Name of a hymn composed by अ° (); यद्यात्रामङ्गलं साम तदप्रतिरथं विदुः (yadyātrāmaṅgalaṃ sāma tadapratirathaṃ viduḥ).

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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