Atiratha: 15 definitions


Atiratha 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Atiratha (अतिरथ).—There was a King named Matināra in Pūruvaṃśa. (See PŪRUVAṂŚA). Four sons were born to him: Taṃsu, Mahān, Atiratha and Druhyu. (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 94, Verse 14).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Atiratha (अतिरथ).—(Karṇa)—the son of Satyakarman, found a son discarded by Pṛthā in a basket on the banks of the Ganges.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 18. 27-8.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Atiratha (अतिरथ) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.11) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Atiratha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Atiratha was a charioteer by profession, and the chieftain of the city of Champa, on the banks of the river Ganga. He was also called Vikartana. He was a close friend of King Dhritharashtra of the Kurus. His wife Radha was a very beautiful woman, but the couple were childless for a long time. One day, while bathing at the river, she beheld a box floating in it and she got her servants to seize it. She took the box to her husband, who caused it to be opened. Inside, there was a beautiful male child, scarcely a day old, decked in golden armour and earrings.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

atiratha (अतिरथ) [or अतिरथी, atirathī].—m (S) A mighty warrior; a great captain.

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

atiratha (अतिरथ) [-thī, -थी].—m A mighty warrior.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Atiratha (अतिरथ).—[atikrānto rathaṃ rathinamū] An unrivalled warrior, fighting from his car (amitān yodhayedyastu saṃprokto'tirathastu saḥ); दत्त्वाऽभयं सोऽतिरथः (dattvā'bhayaṃ so'tirathaḥ) Ve.3.28. Several Atirathas are mentioned in Bhārata Udyogaparvan (rathātirathasaṃkhyāna- parba 9) मद्रराजो महेष्वासः शल्यो मेऽतिरथो मतः (madrarājo maheṣvāsaḥ śalyo me'tiratho mataḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 5.165.26.

Derivable forms: atirathaḥ (अतिरथः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Atiratha (अतिरथ).—m.

(-thaḥ) A warrior of a particular order fighting in a car. E. ati, and ratha a chariot.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Atiratha (अतिरथ).—m. a pre-eminent warrior who fights in a chariot, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 4, 20.

Atiratha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ati and ratha (रथ).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Atiratha (अतिरथ):—[=ati-ratha] [from ati] m. a great warrior (fighting from a car), [Rāmāyaṇa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Atiratha (अतिरथ):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-thaḥ) A mighty warrior or chief, one going to battle in a car. E. ati and ratha.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Atiratha (अतिरथ):—[ati-ratha] (thaḥ) 1. m. Warrior in his car.

[Sanskrit to German]

Atiratha in German

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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 (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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Atiratha (ಅತಿರಥ):—[noun] an unequalled warrior, fighting from his chariot; ಅತಿರಥ ಮಹಾರಥರು [atiratha maharatharu] atiratha mahāratharu (fig.) (in pl.) the best persons in any field; veterans; ಅತಿರಥನಾದರೂ ಗತಿಗೆಡಬಾರದು [atirathanadaru gatigedabaradu] atirathanādarū gatigeḍabāradu (prov.) one must not lose heart.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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