Dhanusha, Dhanuṣa: 8 definitions
Dhanusha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
The Sanskrit term Dhanuṣa can be transliterated into English as Dhanusa or Dhanusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Dhanuṣa (धनुष).—An ancient sage. He was a priest in the yāga of Uparicaravasu. (Śloka 7, Chapter 336, Śānti Parva).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Dhanuṣa (धनुष).—A son of Satyadhṛti.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 50. 30.
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.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Dhanuṣa (धनुष) or Dhanvin refers to the sign of Sagittarius, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the sun and moon should begin to be eclipsed when only half risen, deceitful men will suffer as well as sacrificial rites. [...] If they should be eclipsed when in the sign of Sagittarius (Dhanuṣa) [i.e., dhanvin], ministers, fine horses, the Videhas, the Mallānas, the Pāñcālas, physicians, merchants and persons skilled in the use of destructive weapons will perish. If when in the sign of Capricornus (Makara), fishes, the families of ministers, the Cāṇḍālas, skilled magicians, physicians and old soldiers will perish”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Languages of India and abroad
Dhanuṣa (धनुष):—[from dhanu] m. Name of a Ṛṣi (ṣākhya, [Mahābhārata xii, 12758]).Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Dhanuṣa (धनुष) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Dhaṇuhī.
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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.
Dhanuṣa (धनुष) [Also spelled dhanush]:—(nm) a bow, an arch.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Dhanushaksha, Dhanushara.
Ends with: Imdradhanusha.
Full-text (+82): Ayamana, Dhanushaksha, Dhanurdruma, Dhanuhi, Dhanus, Mula, Pelava, Dhanuhpata, Pushpadhanus, Pushpadhanvan, Abhinandananatha, Shitalanatha, Munisuvratanatha, Neminatha, Malli, Rishabhanatha, Megh, Ajita, Abhinandana, Mallinatha.
Search found 8 books and stories containing Dhanusha, Dhanuṣa, Dhanusa; (plurals include: Dhanushas, Dhanuṣas, Dhanusas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 5.6.32 < [Chapter 6 - Seeing Śrī Mathurā]
Verse 6.1.17 < [Chapter 1 - Jarāsandha’s Defeat]
Verse 5.6.26 < [Chapter 6 - Seeing Śrī Mathurā]
Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)
Part 3 - Time by comparison < [Chapter 7]
Chapter 2: Life in a Śāluka < [Book 11]
Part 5 - On the hot-spring at Rājagṛha < [Chapter 5]
Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 3.29 - The duration of life in the other regions < [Chapter 3 - The Lower World and the Middle World]
Verse 3.31 - The duration of life in the five Videha regions < [Chapter 3 - The Lower World and the Middle World]
Verse 3.3 - Infernal beings (nārakī) < [Chapter 3 - The Lower World and the Middle World]
Lakulisha-Pashupata (Philosophy and Practice) (by Geetika Kaw Kher)
Srikantha in the Saiva pantheon < [Chapter 1 - The Historical Context]
Vastu-shastra (1): Canons of Architecture (by D. N. Shukla)
(iii) Proportionate measurements (Māna, Aṅgula, Hasta) < [Chapter 6 - Fundamental Canons of Hindu Architecture]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section LXX < [Bhagavat-Gita Parva]
Section CCCXXXVII < [Mokshadharma Parva]