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.
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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 17 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:
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 78 - The Killing of Dantavakra, Viduratha and Romaharsana < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
Chapter 1 - The Supreme Lord Is Equal to Everyone < [Canto VII - The Science of God]
Chapter 10 - Prahlada, the Best Among Exalted Devotees < [Canto VII - The Science of God]
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)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 1: Vasudevahiṇḍi (the wanderings of Vasudeva) < [Chapter IV - Vasudevahiṇḍi]