Dharadhara, aka: Dhara-dhara, Dharādhara, Dhārādhara; 6 Definition(s)
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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
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)
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
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.
Languages of India and abroad
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
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.
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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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
(-raḥ) 1. A name of Vishnu. 2. A mountain. E. dharā the earth, and dhara who or what sustains. viṣṇau, parvate, anante ca .
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(-raḥ) 1. A cloud. 2. A sword. E. dhārā rain or an edge, and dhara what has.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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