Dashakandhara, Daśakandhara, Dashan-kandhara: 7 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Daśakandhara can be transliterated into English as Dasakandhara or Dashakandhara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dashakandhara in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Daśakandhara (दशकन्धर).—Rāvana killed by Rāma.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 7. 23-25.
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Daśakandhara (दशकन्धर) is another name for Rāvaṇa (or Daśamukha): the son of Rākṣasa Ratnaśravas (son of Sumālin) and Vidyādharī Kaikasī (daughter of Vyomabindu), according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.1 [origin of the rākṣasavaṃśa and vānaravaṃśa] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dashakandhara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Daśakandhara (दशकन्धर).—epithets of Rāvaṇa; सप्तलोकैकवीरस्य दशकण्ठ- कुलद्विषः (saptalokaikavīrasya daśakaṇṭha- kuladviṣaḥ) U.4.27. °अरिः, °जित् (ariḥ, °jit) m., °रिपुः (ripuḥ) epithets of Rāma; दशकण्ठारिगुरुं विदुर्बुधाः (daśakaṇṭhāriguruṃ vidurbudhāḥ) R.8.29.

Derivable forms: daśakandharaḥ (दशकन्धरः).

Daśakandhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms daśan and kandhara (कन्धर). See also (synonyms): daśakaṇṭha.

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

Daśakandhara (दशकन्धर).—m.

(-raḥ) Ravana: see daśakaṇṭha .

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

Daśakandhara (दशकन्धर).—adj. having ten necks, epithet of Rāvaṇa, Mahābhārata 3, 16516.

Daśakandhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms daśan and kandhara (कन्धर).

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

Daśakandhara (दशकन्धर):—[=daśa-kandhara] [from daśa] m. = -kaṇṭha, [Mahābhārata iii; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Bālarāmāyaṇa; Hemacandra’s Yoga-śāstra]

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

Daśakandhara (दशकन्धर):—[daśa-kandhara] (raḥ) 1. m. Rāvana.

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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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