Dharata, Dhārāṭa, Dhara-ata: 8 definitions

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Dharata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Dhārāṭa (धाराट) (lit. “one who is fond of rain drops or one who roams in the showers”) is a synonym (another name) for the Sparrow (Cātaka), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhārāṭa (धाराट).—

1) the Chātaka bird.

2) a horse.

3) a cloud.

4) a furious elephant, one in rut.

Derivable forms: dhārāṭaḥ (धाराटः).

Dhārāṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhārā and aṭa (अट).

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

Dhārāṭa (धाराट).—mf.

(-ṭaḥ-ṭā) 1. The Chataka, (Cuculus melanoleucos.) 2. A horse. 3. A cloud. 4. A furious elephant. E. dhārā rain, &c. aṭa who goes. affix ac . dhārāyai aṭati dhārayā vā aṭati aṭa-ac .

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

1) Dhārāṭa (धाराट):—[from dhārā > dhāra] m. (rāṭa) the Cāṭaka bird (fond of rain-drops), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [=dhārā-ṭa] [from dhārāṭa > dhārā > dhāra] a horse (going in paces See above), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a cloud (filled with drops), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a furious elephant (emitting rut-fluid), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Dhārāṭa (धाराट):—[dhārā+ṭa] (ṭaḥ) 1. m. The Chātaka; a house; cloud; mad elephant.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dharata in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dhārāṭa (ಧಾರಾಟ):—

1) [noun] the bird Cuculus melanoleucus, fabled to live only upon rain drops.

2) [noun] a horse.

3) [noun] cloud.

4) [noun] an elephant in rut.

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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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