Dalbhya, Dālbhya: 9 definitions


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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dālbhya (दाल्भ्य).—(BAKADĀLBHYA). A Maharṣi of Naimiśāraṇya. In Vāmana Purāṇa, there is a story of how this sage once performed a homa and burnt Dhṛtarāṣṭra’s kingdom in the sacrificial fire.

Long ago some of the sages of Naimiśāraṇya approached Dhṛtarāṣṭra with a request for some money. Their leader was the sage Dālbhya (Baka). It was he who begged Dhṛtarāṣṭra for money. The king not only refused to give money, but also insulted the sage. Provoked at this, Dālbhya began performing a homa in which Dhṛtarāṣṭra’s kingdom was the havis in the form of sliced meat. This homa was performed in Avakīrṇamahātīrtha at Pṛthūdaka. As a result of it the kingdom began to decline. The King was alarmed and consulted great scholars and astrologers about the cause of the country’s decline. They told him that the cause of the disaster was Dālbhya’s homa. Dhṛtarāṣṭra at once proceeded with rich presents to propitiate Dālbhya at Avakīrṇamahātīrtha. Dālbhya was pleased and as desired by the King, performed homa with milk and honey and revived all those who had died. (Vāmana Purāṇa, Chapter 39).

Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 11 says that this Mahaṛṣi flourished in Yudhiṣṭhira’s assembly. On another occasion, he is referred to, as coming to Dyumatsena, the father of Satyavān. At that time, he comforted Dyumatsena by saying that Satyavān would be blessed with longevity. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 298, Verse 17).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dālbhya (दाल्भ्य).—A sage of the Auttama epoch.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 14.

1b) The sage who initiated the fallen wives of Kṛṣṇa in the Anangadānavratam and thus rescued them.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 70. 10, 13.
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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dālbhya (दाल्भ्य).—Name of a grammarian.

Derivable forms: dālbhyaḥ (दाल्भ्यः).

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

Dālbhya (दाल्भ्य).—i. e. dalbha, the name of a Ṛṣi, + ya, patronym. A descendant of Dalbha, Mahābhārata 2, 106.

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

Dālbhya (दाल्भ्य).—[masculine] a patron. name.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Dālbhya (दाल्भ्य) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Tripiṇḍīvidhi. B. 1, 224. Puttalavidhāna [dharma] W. p. 323. Peters. 3, 388.

2) Dālbhya (दाल्भ्य):—Quoted in Vājasaneyiprātiśākhya 4, 15.

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

1) Dalbhya (दल्भ्य):—[from dalbha] See dāl

2) Dālbhya (दाल्भ्य):—[from dālbha] m. ([from] dalbha, [iv, i, 105]) [patronymic] of Keśin, [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa xiii, i 0, 8]

3) [v.s. ...] of Vaka, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad i, 2, 13]

4) [v.s. ...] of Caikitāyana, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad i, 8, 1]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a grammarian, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā-prātiśākhya iv, 15]

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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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