Dharini, Dhārinī, Dhāriṇī: 6 definitions
Dharini means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Dhāriṇī (धारिणी).—A daughter born to the Manes (Pitṛs) created by Brahmā, by their wife Svadhā. Dhāriṇī had an elder sister named Menā. Both were expounders of the Vedas and of good qualities. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Aṃśa 1, Chapter 10).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 1. 64.
- 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 13. 30ff; Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 28; 33. 4; 62. 192.
- 3) Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 10. 19.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
Dhāriṇī (धारिणी) is the wife of Cakṣuṣmān, who is a kulakara (law-giver) according to Digambara sources, while Śvetāmbara names his wife as Candrakānta. The kulakaras (similair to the manus of the Brahmanical tradition) figure as important characters protecting and guiding humanity towards prosperity during ancient times of distress, whenever the kalpavṛkṣa (wishing tree) failed to provide the proper service.
These law-givers and their wifes (eg., Dhāriṇī) are listed in various Jain sources, such as the Bhagavatīsūtra and Jambūdvīpaprajñapti in Śvetāmbara, or the Tiloyapaṇṇatti and Ādipurāṇa in the Digambara tradition.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Dhāriṇī (धारिणी).—The earth.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dhāriṇī (धारिणी).—f. (-ṇī) 1. The earth. 2. The silk cotton tree, (Bombax heptaphyllum.) E. dhṛ, and ṇini aff.
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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Ends with: Bhutadharini, Chihnadharini, Cihnadharini, Dhyanadharini, Dipikadharini, Ghantadharini, Karnadharini, Keshadharini, Lingadharini, Lokadharini, Manidharini, Mathakeshavadharini, Pushkaradharini, Rakshavadharini, Samvegadharini, Shivadharini, Shuladharini, Vasudharini, Vishvadharini.
Full-text (+1): Lokadharini, Bhutadharini, Dipikadharini, Shivadharini, Cihnadharini, Vasudharini, Vishvadharini, Shuladharini, Karnadharini, Mathakeshavadharini, Keshadharini, Anagni, Maladharin, Nivap, Cakshushman, Candrakanta, Ratnaketu, Svadha, Kulakara, Mena.
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The Indian Buddhist Iconography (by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 2: Birth of Rājīniatī < [Chapter VIII - The episode of Sāgaracandra]
Part 4: Early life of Kaṃsa < [Chapter II - Marriages of Vasudeva with maidens]
Part 10: Incarnation as Viśvabhūti < [Chapter I - Previous births of Mahāvīra]
Mundaka Upanishad with Shankara’s Commentary (by S. Sitarama Sastri)
Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)