Dantavaktra: 7 definitions


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[«previous next»] — Dantavaktra in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Dantavaktra (दन्तवक्त्र).—A Kṣatriya king of Kārūṣa. He was the rebirth of the daitya (asura) Krodhavaśa. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 67, Stanza 62).

2) Dantavaktra (दन्तवक्त्र).—He was the rebirth of Vijaya, one of the two door-keepers of Mahāviṣṇu, Jaya and Vijaya. (For full particulars see under Jaya).

2) Dantavaktra was a contemporary king of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. Dantavaktra died in a battle with Śrī Kṛṣṇa and returned to Vaikuṇṭha (the abode of Viṣṇu).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dantavaktra (दन्तवक्त्र).—A son of Yudhiṣṭhira's aunt and brother of Caidya, (s.v.).1 Helped Jarāsandha in his siege of Mathurā and Gomanta by guarding the eastern gate of the former, and the western gate of the latter with his brother.2 Attended the conference summoned by Śālva to defeat the Yadus, and got angry at Śālva's death.3 Arrival at Kuṇḍina;4 was the king of Kalinga; when he heard that Kṛṣṇa was returning from the Yamunā to Dvārakā, he waylaid him to discharge the debt he owed to his friends. He struck Kṛṣṇa on the head but was himself hit on his chest; when he fell dead, a spark entered Kṛṣṇa's body and he became one with the Lord.5

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VII. 1. 32-46; 10. 38.
  • 2) Ib. X. 50. 11 [2]; 52. 11 [11]. Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 26. 7.
  • 3) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 76. 2 [10]; 77. 37.
  • 4) Ib. X. 53. 17; 60. 18.
  • 5) Ib. X. 78. 1-13; 37. 19; II. 7. 34; III. 3. 11; VII. 1. 17.

1b) (Dantavakra, Vāyu-purāṇa)—a son of Diti, and cursed by a sage; was born of Śrutadevā;1 and Vṛddhadharma, the Kārūṣa king.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 37; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 29. 122; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 155.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 156; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 40.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Dantavaktra (दन्तवक्त्र) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.57) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dantavaktra) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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[«previous next»] — Dantavaktra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dantavaktra (दन्तवक्त्र).—m. a proper name, Mahābhārata 1, 2698. Daśavaktra, i. e.

Dantavaktra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms danta and vaktra (वक्त्र).

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

Dantavaktra (दन्तवक्त्र):—[=danta-vaktra] [from danta] for -vakra.

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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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