Dadhivaktra: 5 definitions


Dadhivaktra 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)

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

Dadhivaktra (दधिवक्त्र).—A monkey who helped Śrī Rāma. It is seen in Adhyātma Rāmāyaṇa, Sundara Kāṇḍa, Sarga 5, as follows:—

"Dadhimukhaḥ Kruddhasugrīvasya mātulaḥ". From this it is understood that Dadhimukha or Dadhivaktra was the uncle of Sugrīva. (For further information see Madhuvana).

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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

[«previous next»] — Dadhivaktra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dadhivaktra (दधिवक्त्र).—m. the name of a monkey, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 60, 19.

Dadhivaktra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dadhi and vaktra (वक्त्र).

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

Dadhivaktra (दधिवक्त्र):—[=dadhi-vaktra] [from dadhi > dadh] See -mukha.

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Dadhivaktra 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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