Damaghosha, aka: Damaghoṣa, Dama-ghosha; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Damaghoṣa can be transliterated into English as Damaghosa or Damaghosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Damaghoṣa (दमघोष).—The father of Śiśupāla, the King of Cedi. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 186, Stanza 86).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Damaghoṣa (दमघोष).—A king of the Cedis; queen Śrutaśravā;1 (Paṭuśravā and Rujakanyā) father of Śiśupāla (Caidya:2 s.v.), performed preliminaries to the marriage of his son with Rukmiṇī; when he went to Kuṇḍina, he was entertained by her father Bhīṣmaka.3 He was stationed on the south during the siege of Gomanta by Jarāsandha;4 went to Syamantapañcaka for the solar eclipse.5

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 39. Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 159. Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 44.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VII. 1. 17. Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 158.
  • 3) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 53. 14-16.
  • 4) Ib. X. 52. 11 [8].
  • 5) Ib. X. 82. 26.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Damaghosha in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [D] · next »

Damaghoṣa (दमघोष).—Name of a king, father of शिशुपाल (śiśupāla). q. v.

Derivable forms: damaghoṣaḥ (दमघोषः).

Damaghoṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dama and ghoṣa (घोष).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Damaghoṣa (दमघोष).—m.

(-ṣaḥ) A prince of the lunar race, king of Chedi, father of Sisupala.

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