Dadhana, Dadhāna: 6 definitions


Dadhana 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dadhāna (दधान) refers to “holding (something in one’s hands)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.4 (“The Tripuras are initiated).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “For causing obstacles in their virtuous activities, Viṣṇu of great brilliance, created a Puruṣa born of himself. He had a shaven head, wore dirty clothes, held (dadhāna) a woven wicker vessel in his hand and a roll of cotton in his hand which he shook at every step [dadhānaṃ puṃjikāṃ haste cālayaṃtaṃ padepade]. His hands tucking at the cloth were weak. His face was pale and weak. In a faltering voice he was muttering—‘Dharma, Dharma’. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Dadhāna (दधान).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Having, holding, possessing. E. dhā to have, śānac aff.

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

Dadhana (दधन):—[from dadh] n. ‘putting’ See antar-.

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

Dadhāna (दधान):—[(naḥ-nā-naṃ) a. Idem.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Dadhana 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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