Dharmabhrit, Dharmabhṛt, Dharma-bhrit: 7 definitions


Dharmabhrit 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 Dharmabhṛt can be transliterated into English as Dharmabhrt or Dharmabhrit, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dharmabhrit in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dharmabhṛt (धर्मभृत्).—A maharṣi who was an inhabitant of Daṇḍakāraṇya. This sage narrated to Śrī Rāma the story of the pond 'Pañcāpsara' and the gānadhārā that rises from it. (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Araṇya, Sarga 11).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dharmabhṛt (धर्मभृत्).—A son of Akrūra.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 45. 30.

1b) A son of Gāndinī.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 111.
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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Dharmabhṛt (धर्मभृत्).—m.

1) 'a preserver or defender of justice,' a king.

2) a virtuous person.

Dharmabhṛt is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharma and bhṛt (भृत्).

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

Dharmabhṛt (धर्मभृत्).—[adjective] maintaining the law, just.

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

Dharmabhṛt (धर्मभृत्):—[=dharma-bhṛt] [from dharma > dhara] m. ‘l°-supporter’, Name of princes and other men, [Mahābhārata etc. etc.] (cf. -dhṛt).

[Sanskrit to German]

Dharmabhrit 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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