Dambholi: 6 definitions


Dambholi 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Dambholi (दम्भोलि) refers to a “thunderbolt”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 12.19; 20.71.

Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Kathā

Dambholi (दम्भोलि) is the name a foot-soldier in service of Śikhaṇḍatilaka (king of Indīvara), according to the eighth Ucchvāsa of the Udayasundarīkathā. Dambholi was sent to search for Śikhaṇḍatilaka’s daughter Udayasundarī.

The Udayasundarīkathā is a Sanskrit epic tale written by Soḍḍhala in the early 11th century, revolving around the Nāga princess Udayasundarī and Malayavāhana (king of Pratiṣṭhāna).

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dambholi (दम्भोलि).—

1) Indra's thunderbolt; दन्तावलानां दन्तेषु दम्भोलिदृढमूर्तिषु (dantāvalānāṃ danteṣu dambholidṛḍhamūrtiṣu) Śiva. B.4.44; दम्भोलिप्रकृतिभृतां बतायुधानाम् (dambholiprakṛtibhṛtāṃ batāyudhānām) 24.66; B. R.4.51.

2) A diamond.

Derivable forms: dambholiḥ (दम्भोलिः).

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

Dambholi (दम्भोलि).—m.

(-liḥ) Indra'S thunderbolt. E. dambha to divide or split, affix uli .

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

Dambholi (दम्भोलि).—[masculine] Indra's thunderbolt.

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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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