Dhareshvara, Dhāreśvara, Dhara-ishvara: 6 definitions


Dhareshvara 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.

The Sanskrit term Dhāreśvara can be transliterated into English as Dharesvara or Dhareshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Dhareshvara in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Dhāreśvara (धारेश्वर) or Dhaneśvara is the name of an ancient holy place, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 66. Accordingly, as Hiraṇyākṣa said to a female ascetic: “...  in the holy place of Śiva, called Dhaneśvara, there lived long ago a great hermit, who was waited upon by many pupils. He once said to his pupils: ‘If any one of you has seen or heard in his life a strange occurrence of any kind, let him relate it’”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Dhāreśvara, 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.

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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

[«previous next»] — Dhareshvara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhāreśvara (धारेश्वर).—king Bhoja.

Derivable forms: dhāreśvaraḥ (धारेश्वरः).

Dhāreśvara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhārā and īśvara (ईश्वर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Dhāreśvara (धारेश्वर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—father of Gaṇapati (Gaṅgābhaktitaraṅgiṇī). L. 1867.

2) Dhāreśvara (धारेश्वर):—i. e. Bhoja of Dhārā. Quoted by Śūlapāṇi Oxf. 283^a, by Vijñāneśvara Oxf. 356^a.

3) Dhāreśvara (धारेश्वर):—Quoted by Devaṇṇa in Vyavahārakhaṇḍa, and said to be antecedent to Viśvarūpa and the Saṃgrahakāra.

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

Dhāreśvara (धारेश्वर):—[from dhārā > dhāra] m. the lord of Dhārā id est. King Bhoja, [Catalogue(s)]

[Sanskrit to German]

Dhareshvara 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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