Dharadhara, aka: Dhara-dhara, Dharādhara, Dhārādhara; 5 Definition(s)

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Dharadhara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Vastushastra (architecture)

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Dharādhara (धराधर) refers to a type of temple (prāsāda) classified under the group named Lalita, according to Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra chapter 56. The Lalita group contains twenty-five out of a sixty-four total prāsādas (temples) classified under four groups in this chapter. The Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra is an 11th-century encyclopedia dealing with various topics from the Vāstuśāstra.

Dharādhara is mentioned in another group (Sāndhāra) from the same list in the Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra chapter 56. This group contains 9 unique temple types.

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Dharādhara (धराधर) is synonymous with Mountain (śaila) and is mentioned in a list of 24 such synonyms according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains [viz., Dharādhara], jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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dharādhara (धराधर) [or री, rī].—f (dharaṇēṃ by redup.) A violent and hurried seizing and apprehending (as of offenders.)

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dharādhara (धराधर) [or rī, or री].—f A violent and hurried seizing and apprehending (as of offenders)

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

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Dharādhara (धराधर).—

1) a mountain.

2) an epithet of Viṣṇu or Kṛṣṇa.

3) of Śeṣa. °इन्द्रः (indraḥ) Name of Himālaya; Śi.1.5.

Derivable forms: dharādharaḥ (धराधरः).

Dharādhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharā and dhara (धर).

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Dhārādhara (धाराधर).—

1) holder of streams, a cloud; धातः किं नु विधौ विधातुमुचितो धाराधराडम्बरः (dhātaḥ kiṃ nu vidhau vidhātumucito dhārādharāḍambaraḥ) Bv.1.4.

2) a sword.

Derivable forms: dhārādharaḥ (धाराधरः).

Dhārādhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhārā and dhara (धर).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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