Dasharha, aka: Daśārha, Dāśārha, Dāśārhā, Dashan-arha; 5 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit terms Daśārha and Dāśārha and Dāśārhā can be transliterated into English as Dasarha or Dasharha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Daśārha (दशार्ह).—A king of the Yadu family. He was so famous that his descendants were called the Daśārhas. As Śrī Kṛṣṇa was born as a descendant in the line of Daśārha, Śrī Kṛṣṇa is sometimes called Dāśārha, in certain places. For genealogy see under Yaduvaṃśa.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Daśārha (दशार्ह).—The son of Nirvṛt(t)i, (Nidhṛti, Vīdūratha, Matsya-purāṇa), and father of Vyoma;1 a man of much prowess.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 3; X. 36. 33; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 40.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 70. 41; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 12. 41.

1b) A son of Gharmātmā.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 95. 40.

1c) (also Daśārhakās) a tribe related to the Pāṇḍavas. They defended Dvārakā when attacked.1 Praised Kṛṣṇa's heroism.2 Felt relieved at Kaṃsa's death as they heard of his plan to vanquish them.3 Followed Balarāma to Dvārakā and fought their own kinsmen.4

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 11. 11; 14. 25; III. 1. 29.
  • 2) Ib. IX. 24. 63.
  • 3) Ib. X. 36. 33; 39. 25; 45. 15.
  • 4) Ib. X. 61. 40; XI. 29. 39; 30. 18.

2) Dāśārha (दाशार्ह).—See Daśārhas.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XI. 30. 18.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dāśārha (दाशार्ह) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.7.36, V.82.3) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dāśārha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dasharha in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [D] · next »

Dāśārhā (दाशार्हा).—m. (pl.) The descendants of Daśārha, the Yādavas; Śi.2.64.

-rhaḥ An epithet of Kṛṣṇa.

Derivable forms: dāśārhāḥ (दाशार्हाः).

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Daśārha (दशार्ह).—

1) an epithet of Krisna or Visnu.

2) Buddha.

Derivable forms: daśārhaḥ (दशार्हः).

Daśārha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms daśan and arha (अर्ह).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Daśārha (दशार्ह).—m.

(-rhaḥ) 1. A Bud'dha or Jina. 2. A country in the south of India, the kingdom of Yadu. m. plu.

(-rhāḥ) The Yadavas or people of Dasarha. E. daśa ten, and arha proper, worthy.

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Dāśārha (दाशार्ह).—mfn.

(-rhaḥ-rhī-rhaṃ) Produced in Dasarha, (the country.) m.

(-rhaḥ) A name of Krishna. E. daśārha a country or one of Krishna'S ancestors, aṇ aff.

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