Dharaya, Dhāraya: 7 definitions


Dharaya 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Dhāraya (धारय) refers to “one that owes something” (a debtor, in uttaradhāraya), and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 9.3.—Cf. Nārāyaṇa. Under the above Sūtra, Tattvabodhinī refers to Śrīharṣa’s use of the form Dhāraya.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhāraya (धारय).—[anupasargāt limpa vindadhāri iti śaḥ P.III.1.138] One that owes something, a debtor; N.9.3.

Derivable forms: dhārayaḥ (धारयः).

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

Dhāraya (धारय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) Who or what has or possesses. E. dhṛ to have, causal form, śa aff.

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

1) Dhāraya (धारय):—[from dhāra] mfn. holding, bearing etc. ([Pāṇini 3-1, 138])

2) [v.s. ...] owing a sum ([genitive case]) to ([dative case]), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Dhārāya (धाराय):—[from dhāra] [Nominal verb] [Ātmanepada] yate, to be like a stream, [Amaru-śataka 20 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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

Dhāraya (धारय):—[(yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) a.] Holding.

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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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