Dharanidhara, aka: Dharaṇīdhara, Dharaṇidhara, Dharani-dhara; 5 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Dharaṇīdhara (धरणीधर).—A grammarian of the sixteenth century at the court of Udayasimha who wrote a commentary on the sutras of Panini which was named वैयाकरणसर्वस्व (vaiyākaraṇasarvasva) as also a commentary on the Siksa of Panini.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Katha (narrative stories)

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Dharaṇīdhara (धरणीधर) or Dharaṇīdharaśaila is the name of a mountain whose lord is named Vikrośana: a Vidyādhara king who fought on Śrutaśarman’s side but was slain by Prabhāsa, who participated in the war against Sūryaprabha, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 48. Accordingly: “... when they heard that [speech of Śrutaśarman], eight warriors in anger surrounded Prabhāsa.... And the second warrior was a chief of the Vidyādharas named Vikrośana, the king of the rock Dharaṇīdhara”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Dharaṇīdhara, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Dharaṇīdhara (धरणीधर) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Dharaṇīdhara] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

Source: archive.org: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Dharaṇidhara (धरणिधर) or Dharaṇīdhara (धरणीधर).—

1) an epithet of Śeṣa.

2) of Viṣṇu.

3) a mountain, सर्वतो मामविध्यन्त सरथं धरणीधरैः (sarvato māmavidhyanta sarathaṃ dharaṇīdharaiḥ) Mb.3.172.9; hence °सुता (sutā) = Pārvatī; अन्यं तेनैव तुल्यं धरणिधरसुता प्रार्थयामास पत्यौ (anyaṃ tenaiva tulyaṃ dharaṇidharasutā prārthayāmāsa patyau) Sūkti.5.96.

4) a tortoise.

5) a king.

6) an elephant fabled to support the earth.

Derivable forms: dharaṇidharaḥ (धरणिधरः), dharaṇīdharaḥ (धरणीधरः).

Dharaṇidhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharaṇi 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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