Dantavakra: 2 definitions
Dantavakra 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Dantavakra (दन्तवक्र) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.13.12, II.28.3) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dantavakra) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam
Dantavakra (दन्तवक्र) refers to:—A demonic relative of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who in his rage about the death of his friends Śalva and Śiśupāla, attacked Kṛṣṇa and met his death. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dantavakra (दन्तवक्र):—[=danta-vakra] [from danta] m. Name of a Karūṣa prince (also called vakradanta and vakra; described as a Dānava or Asura), [Mahābhārata if.; Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa iv, 14, 11; v, 26, 7; Bhāgavata-purāṇa iii., vii, ix; Vāyu-purāṇa ii, 34, 145; Brahma-purāṇa; Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]
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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Search found 18 books and stories containing Dantavakra, Danta-vakra; (plurals include: Dantavakras, vakras). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 50 - Dantavakras Speech < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Chapter 60 - An Account of Rukshmi: Krishna Takes Away Rukshmini < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Chapter 34 - Jarasandha Prepares to Attack Mathura < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 1.5.21 < [Chapter 5 - Priya (the beloved devotees)]
Verse 2.2.100 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Verse 1.5.29 < [Chapter 5 - Priya (the beloved devotees)]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 76 - The Greatness of Kṛṣṇa < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
The Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
Chapter 43 - Rama informs himself concerning current Rumours from his Friends < [Book 7 - Uttara-kanda]
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section IV < [Udyoga Parva]
Section XLIII < [Sisupala-badha Parva]
Section XXX < [Digvijaya Parva]
Sutrakritanga (by Hermann Jacobi)