Dadhica, Dadhīca: 11 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Dadhicha.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

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: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dadhīca (दधीच) is the name of an ancient sage and devotee of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.38. Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] there was a king of great splendour named Kṣuva. He was the friend of Dadhīca, the sage of very great potentiality. Dadhīca, a great devotee of Śiva and a Vedic scholar said—A Brahmin alone is the noble person in the three higher varṇas. There is no doubt”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dadhīca (दधीच).—A Ṛṣika, who became a sage by satya;1 a Mantrakṛṭ2 Heard the viṣṇu purāṇa from Stambhamitra and narrated it to Sārasvata.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 102.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 145. 98.
  • 3) Viṣṇu-purāṇa VI. 8. 44.

1b) Urged Dakṣa to invite Paśupati to the sacrifice.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 103-7.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Dadhīca (दधीच).—m.

(-caḥ) The name of a Muni or saint, famous for having devoted himself to death, that the gods might be armed with his bones in the shape of thunderbolts; they being the only effective weapons against the demon Vritra; also dadhīci.

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

Dadhīca (दधीच).—i. e. dadhyañc + a, also dadhīci dadhīci, and dadhyañc dadhi-añc, m. The name of a Muni or sage (originally of the sun), Mahābhārata 3, 8695; 12, 10288; [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 6, 11, 20.

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

1) Dadhīca (दधीच):—[from dadh] m. = dhy-ac (devoted himself to death that Indra might slay Vṛtra with the thunderbolt fabricated by Tvaṣṭṛ out of his bones), [Mahābhārata i, iii, ix] (father of Sārasvata by Sarasvatī, [2929 ff.]), [, xii]

2) [v.s. ...] (blamed Dakṣa q.v.), [Vāyu-purāṇa i, 30, 103 ff.; Kūrma-purāṇa i, 15, 6 ff.] ([varia lectio] ā)

3) [v.s. ...] author with the [patronymic] Pāthnya, [Anukramaṇikā on Kāṭhaka xvi, 4.]

4) Dādhīca (दाधीच):—mf(ī)n. relating to Dadhīci or Dadhyac

5) m. [patronymic] of Cyavana, [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa]

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

Dadhīca (दधीच):—(caḥ) 1. m. The name of a sage who devoted himself to death for the benefit of the gods.

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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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