Dadhimukha: 12 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dadhimukha in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Dadhimukha (दधिमुख).—A famous serpent, born to Kaśyapa prajāpati by his wife Kadrū. (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 35, Stanza 8).

2) Dadhimukha (दधिमुख).—A famous monkey. This old monkey was the general of a huge monkey-army. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 283, Stanza 7 that this general approached Śrī Rāma once, with his army.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dadhimukha (दधिमुख).—A Kādraveya Nāga.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 35; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 72.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Dadhimukha (दधिमुख) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.31.7, I.35, V.101.12/V.103) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dadhimukha) 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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Dadhimukha in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A Yakkha chieftain who should be invoked by disciples of the Buddha in times of need. D.iii.205.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Dadhimukha in Jainism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Dadhimukha (दधिमुख).—There are sixteen Dadhimukha mountains within the sixteen lotus-lakes, situated in the vicinity of the four Añjana mountains, according to Jain cosmology. Each Dadhimukha mountain has their own Śāśvatajinālaya (“eternal temple”) housing images of the Śāśvata-Jinas.

The Añjana (and Dadhimukha) mountains are situated in the southern direction of the central part of Nandīśvaradvīpa, which is one of the continents (dvīpa) of the middle-world (madhyaloka) and is mentioned in ancient Jaina canonical texts dealing with cosmology and geography of the universe. Examples of such texts are the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapannatti and the Trilokasāra in the Digambara tradition.

Source: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Dadhimukha (दधिमुख) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Dadhimukha] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Dadhimukha (दधिमुख) refers to sixteen Mountains: four each on the great lakes of the Añjana mountains (i.e., Devaramaṇa, Ramaṇīya, Nityodyota and Svayamprabha), according to chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dadhimukha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Dadhimukha (दधिमुख).—(= Pali id.), text actually Dadhī°, name of a yakṣa: Hoernle [Manuscript Remains of Buddhist literature found in Eastern Turkestan] 26.13 (Āṭānāṭiya Sūtra, in Hoernle's terminology; see Āṭānāṭika).

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

Dadhimukha (दधिमुख).—m. 1. a kind of snake, [Suśruta] 2, 265, 8. 2. a proper name, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 1, 39.

Dadhimukha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dadhi and mukha (मुख).

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

1) Dadhimukha (दधिमुख):—[=dadhi-mukha] [from dadhi > dadh] m. ‘milk-faced’, a kind of snake, [Suśruta v, 4]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a Nāga, [Mahābhārata i, v; Harivaṃśa 9504]

3) [v.s. ...] of a Yakṣa, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] of a monkey (brother-in-law of Su-grīva), [Mahābhārata iii, 16275; Rāmāyaṇa v, 1 and 59]

5) [v.s. ...] (-pūrvam), [63, 20; vi, 6 and] (metrically dhī.) 7, 32

6) [v.s. ...] (also dhi-vaktra, [v f.])

7) Dadhīmukha (दधीमुख):—[=dadhī-mukha] [from dadh] See dadhi-m.

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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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