Dasra, Dāsra, Dashra: 12 definitions

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Introduction:

Dasra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dasra (दस्र).—The first of the gods called the Aśvinīdevas. The two gods Dasra and Nāsatya are known by the collective name Aśvinīdevas. (Mahābhārata Śānti Parva, Chapter 208, Stanza 17).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dasra (दस्र).—A son of Mārtāṇḍa or the Sun;1 one of the Aśvins.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 84. 24. Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 59. 25;
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 84. 77.
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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dasra.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘two’. Note: dasra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dasra (दस्र).—a. [dasyati pāṃsūn das-rak] Savage, fierce, destructive.

-srau m. (du.)

1) The two Asvins, the physicians of the gods; Mb.1.3.58; Bṛ. Up.2.5.17.

2) The number 'two.'

-sraḥ 1 An ass.

2) A robber.

-sram 1 The cold season.

2) The lunar mansion Aśvinī.

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Dāsra (दास्र).—The first of the 27 lunar mansions.

Derivable forms: dāsram (दास्रम्).

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

Dasra (दस्र).—m.

(-sraḥ) 1. Either of the twin sons of Aswini, and physicians of Swarga; also collectively. m. du. (dasrau) 2. An ass. n.

(-sraṃ) Thin rain, dew, frost. E. das to destroy, (disease, &c.) rak Unadi aff.

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

Dasra (दस्र).—adj. 1. Helping(?), Chr. 295, 16 = [Rigveda.] i. 92, 16. 2. The name of one of the Aśvins, Mahābhārata 1, 723.

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

Dasra (दस्र).—[adjective] = dasma; [masculine] [dual] the two Acvins.

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

1) Daśra (दश्र):—m. a tooth, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) a serpent, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Dasra (दस्र):—[from dasma] a mfn. accomplishing wonderful deeds, giving marvellous aid (chiefly said of the Aśvins), [Ṛg-veda]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of one of the Aśvins, [Bṛhad-devatā; Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa 601]

5) [v.s. ...] m. [dual number] the Aśvins, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] m. sg. the number 2 [Sūryasiddhānta i]

7) [v.s. ...] = -devatā, [viii, 9]

8) [v.s. ...] a robber, thief, [Uṇādi-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]

9) [v.s. ...] an ass (cf. daśeraka), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] n. the cold season, [Uṇādi-vṛtti]

11) b See dasma.

12) Dāsra (दास्र):—mf(ī)n. relating to the Aśvin Dasra, [Jyotiṣa]

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

Dasra (दस्र):—(sraḥ) 1. m. Either of the sons of Ashwinī, the physicians of heaven; an ass. n. Thin rain; dew.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dasra (ದಸ್ರ):—

1) [noun] name of one of the twin celestial physicians (sometimes used for both).

2) [noun] one of the two apex stars in the constellation Aries.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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