Dashakantha, Daśakaṇṭha, Dashan-kantha: 10 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Daśakaṇṭha can be transliterated into English as Dasakantha or Dashakantha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Jainism)
Daśakaṇṭha (दशकण्ठ) 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.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
daśakaṇṭha (दशकंठ).—a (S) Ten-necked. An epithet of rāvaṇa. Ex. jyā cāpēṃ da0 ghōḷilā dharaṇīṃ ||.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
daśakaṇṭha (दशकंठ).—a Ten.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Daśakaṇṭha (दशकण्ठ).—epithets of Rāvaṇa; सप्तलोकैकवीरस्य दशकण्ठ- कुलद्विषः (saptalokaikavīrasya daśakaṇṭha- kuladviṣaḥ) Uttararāmacarita 4.27. °अरिः, °जित् (ariḥ, °jit) m., °रिपुः (ripuḥ) epithets of Rāma; दशकण्ठारिगुरुं विदुर्बुधाः (daśakaṇṭhāriguruṃ vidurbudhāḥ) R.8.29.
Derivable forms: daśakaṇṭhaḥ (दशकण्ठः).
Daśakaṇṭha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms daśan and kaṇṭha (कण्ठ). See also (synonyms): daśakandhara.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇṭhaḥ) A name of Ravana. E. daśa ten, and kaṇṭha a neck: the ten-necked: also similar names, as daśagrīva, &c.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Daśakaṇṭha (दशकण्ठ).—[masculine] ten-necked ([Epithet] of Ravana).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Daśakaṇṭha (दशकण्ठ):—[=daśa-kaṇṭha] [from daśa] m. ([paroxytone] [Pāṇini 6-2, 114]), ‘ten-necked’, Rāvaṇa, [Bālarāmāyaṇa ii, 12/13]
2) Dāśakaṇṭha (दाशकण्ठ):—[=dāśa-kaṇṭha] [from dāśa] mf(ī)n. belonging to Daśakaṇṭha, id est. Rāvaṇa, [Bālarāmāyaṇa x, 37.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Daśakaṇṭha (दशकण्ठ):—[daśa-kaṇṭha] (ṇṭhaḥ) 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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Dasa, Kantha.
Starts with: Dashakanthajit, Dashakanthanigraha, Dashakanthari, Dashakanthay, Dashakanthaya.
Full-text: Dashakanthajit, Dashagriva, Dashakandhara, Dashakanthanigraha, Dashakanthari, Dashakanthaya, Akunthita, Candrarashmi.
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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 4: Rāvaṇa’s sons < [Chapter II - Rāvaṇa’s expedition of Conquest]
Part 12: Conquest of Mathurā < [Chapter II - Rāvaṇa’s expedition of Conquest]
Part 5: Further exploits of Rāvaṇa < [Chapter II - Rāvaṇa’s expedition of Conquest]
Ramayana Story in Other Countries < [July – September, 1986]
Semantic Attitudinisation < [July – September, 1985]