Dadhica, aka: Dadhīca; 4 Definition(s)
Dadhica 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Dadhicha.
1) Dadhīca (दधीच).—(DADHĪCI). Birth. A famous hermit. Mention is made in Mahābhārata, Śalya Parva, Chapter 51, Stanza 83, that this hermit was the son of the great hermit Bhṛgu, and that he was made of the essences of the world, with a huge body. (See full article at Story of Dadhīca from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)
2) Dadhīca (दधीच).—A holy place in Kurukṣetra. Aṅgiras the son of Sarasvatī was born in this place. From that day onwards this place became a holy place. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 83, Stanza 186 that he who bathes in this holy place will obtain the fruits of performing the sacrifice Aśvamedha, and enter the world of Sarasvatī.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
1b) Urged Dakṣa to invite Paśupati to the sacrifice.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 103-7.
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.
Itihasa (narrative history)
Dadhīca (दधीच) refers to the name of a Ṛṣi (sage) or Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.81.163). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dadhīca) 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
Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).
Languages of India and abroad
Dadhīca (दधीच).—Name of a celebrated sage, who became ready to die, and offered his bones to the gods; with these bones the architect of the gods made a thunderbolt with which Indra defeated Vṛtra and other demons.
Derivable forms: dadhīcaḥ (दधीचः).
See also (synonyms): dadhīci.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 38 - The dialogue between Kṣuva and Dadhīca < [Section 2.2 - Rudra-saṃhitā (2): Satī-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 39 - Description of the fight between Viṣṇu and Dadhīca < [Section 2.2 - Rudra-saṃhitā (2): Satī-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 19 - The origin of Vīrabhadra < [Section 7.1 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (1)]
The Harsha-charita (by Bāṇabhaṭṭa)
The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (by Swāmī Mādhavānanda)
Section VI - The Line of Teachers < [Chapter IV]
Section VI - The Line of Teachers < [Chapter II]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Sacrifice of Dakṣa (From the Vāyu Purāṇa) < [Book I]
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 1 - Birth of seven sages (saptarṣi): Race of Bhṛgu and Aṅgiras < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Chapter 32 - Yugas and classes of people: lineage of sages < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]