Dhama, Dhāmā, Dhāma: 25 definitions


Dhama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Ṣaṭsāhasra-saṃhitā

Dhāmā (धामा):—One of the twelve guṇas associated with Randhra, the first seat of the Svādhiṣṭhāna-chakra. According to tantric sources such as the Śrīmatottara-tantra and the Gorakṣasaṃhitā (Kādiprakaraṇa), these twelve guṇas are represented as female deities. According to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā however, they are explained as particular syllables. They (e.g. Dhāmā) only seem to play an minor role with regard to the interpretation of the Devīcakra (first of five chakras, as taught in the Kubjikāmata-tantra).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Dhāma (धाम) is a Sanskrit technical term denoting a “residence” in general, according to the lists of synonyms given in the Mayamata XIX.10-12 and the Mānasāra XIX.108-12, both populair treatises on Vāstuśāstra literature.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dhāmā (धामा).—A hermit who protected Gaṅgā-Mahādvāra. (Mahābhārata, Udyoga Parva, Chapter 111, Stanza 17).

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dhāma (धाम) refers to “abode” (residence), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.14 (“The Birth of Tāraka and Vajrāṅga”).—Accordingly, after Vajrāṅga spoke to Brahmā: “On hearing that, O sage, I said—‘Sāttvika feelings constitute the essence of real philosophy. I shall lovingly create an exquisite lady’. After offering her who was named Varāṅgī, to that son of Diti, I went to my abode [i.e., sva-dhāma] in great delight. So also Kaśyapa, his father. Thereafter the demon eschewed his diabolical feelings and resorted to sublime thoughts. Since he was free from fiendish feelings he became happy. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Dhama (धम).—A son of Śivadatta.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 35. 12.

2a) Dhāma (धाम).—Came out of the eyes of Atri: her son was Soma.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 23. 6-8. Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 41.

2b) An Amitābha God.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 53.

2c) A sage of the Tāmasa epoch.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 1. 18.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Dhāmā (धामा) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.56) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dhāmā) 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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Dhāma (धाम) refers to “abode of Śrī Bhagavān in which He appears and enacts His divine pastimes”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Dhāma (धाम) refers to:—A holy place of pilgrimage; the abode of the Supreme Lord, where He appears and enacts His transcendental pastimes. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Dhāma (धाम) refers to:—The Lord’s abode. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dhama : (adj. & n.) one who blows; a player (of a trumpet, etc.).

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Dhama, (-°) (adj.) (Sk. dhama, to dhamati) blowing, n. a blower, player (on a horn: saṅkha°) D.I, 251; S.IV, 322. (Page 335)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ḍhama (ढम) [or ढम्म, ḍhamma].—a (Imit.) Epithet of a person exceedingly dull and sluggish. 2 An interjection expressing a sudden twinge v kara. See hāya.

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dhama (धम).—m (Properly dhūma) The bass-end or bassmember (of the mṛdaṅga, sambaḷa &c.)

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dhāma (धाम).—f Epidemic disease. 2 Used fig. as our words Itch, rage, mania, cacoethes, furor, for a general or a great eagerness and excitation after.

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dhāma (धाम).—n S A house or dwelling-place; a place, spot, or seat of inherence. Ex. śrī rāmā maṅgaladhāmā tō nijadhāmāsa gēlā. 2 The body.

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dhāmā (धामा).—m Violent eagerness for or excitement about; as māgaṇyācā-jēvaṇyācā-raḍaṇyācā-dhāmā. See dhāma f Sig. II.

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dhāmā (धामा).—m C A mark impressed (by cowherds) on the hand or arm by applying ignited cowdung.

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dhāmā (धामा) [or म्या, myā].—m A term of opprobrium for a madhyaṃ- dina.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dhāma (धाम).—f Epidemic disease. n A house or place. The body.

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dhāmā (धामा) [or -myā, or -म्या].—a Dirty.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhama (धम).—a. (-mā, -mī f.) [धम् ध्माने-अच् (dham dhmāne-ac)] (Usually at the end of comp.)

1) Blowing; अग्निंधम, नाडिंधम (agniṃdhama, nāḍiṃdhama).

2) Melting, fusing.

-maḥ 1 The moon.

2) An epithet of Kṛṣṇa.

3) Of Yama, the god of death.

4) Of Brahmā.

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

Dhama (धम).—mfn.

(-maḥ-mā-maṃ) One who blows a fire or a trumpet. m.

(-maḥ) 1. A name of the moon. 2. Krishna. 3. A name of Yama. 4. Bramha, or the Supreme Spirit, E. dhmā to blow, affix ac .

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

Dhama (धम).—[-dham + a] (vb. dhmā), latter part of comp. adj., Blowing, melting.

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Dhāma (धाम).— (akin to dhāman), m. pl. The name of a class of superhuman beings, Mahābhārata 13, 15446.

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

Dhama (धम).—[adjective] blowing, melting (—°).

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Dhāma (धाम).—[masculine] a kind of superhuman beings.

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

1) Dhama (धम):—[from dhmā] mfn. blowing, melting (ifc.; cf. karaṃ-, khariṃ-, jalaṃetc.)

2) [v.s. ...] m. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) the moon

3) [v.s. ...] Name of Brahman

4) [v.s. ...] of Yama

5) [v.s. ...] of Kṛṣṇa.

6) Dhāma (धाम):—[from dhā] 1. dhāma m. [plural] Name of a class of superhuman beings, [Mahābhārata]

7) [v.s. ...] n. abode etc. = dhāman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] 2. dhāma in [compound] for man, below.

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

Dhama (धम):—[(maḥ-mā-maṃ) a.] One who blows. m. Moon; Krishna; Yama; Brahmā.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Dhama (धम) [Also spelled dham]:—(nf) a thud, report resulting from the fall of a heavy object or its movement on the ground; ~[dhama] recurrence of the sound of [dhama; —se] with a report or thud.

2) Dhāma (धाम) [Also spelled dham]:—(nm) residence, abode; seat of a diety; the four chief pilgrimage centres (of the Hindus).

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Dhama (धम) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Dhmā.

2) Dhāma (धाम) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Dhāman.

3) Dhāma (धाम) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Dhāman.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dhāma (ಧಾಮ):—

1) [noun] a shelter; a house.

2) [noun] a particular area; a place.

3) [noun] a ray of light.

4) [noun] shining; lustre; sheen.

5) [noun] the dignity of a person; majesty; glory; splendour.

6) [noun] strength; power.

7) [noun] the body (of a living being).

8) [noun] a group of persons, animals or things.

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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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