Dharmaketu, Dharma-ketu: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Dharmaketu (धर्मकेतु):—Son of Niketana (son of Sunītha). His son was called Satyaketu. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.8)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dharmaketu (धर्मकेतु).—A king of Bhārgava gotra. He was the son of Suketu and father of Satyaketu. (Navama Skandha, Bhāgavata).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dharmaketu (धर्मकेतु).—A son of Suketana (Suketu, br. vā. and Viṣṇu-purāṇa) and father of Satyaketu.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dharmaketu (धर्मकेतु).—an epithet of Buddha.

Derivable forms: dharmaketuḥ (धर्मकेतुः).

Dharmaketu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharma and ketu (केतु).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Dharmaketu (धर्मकेतु).—(1) n. of a former Buddha (or of several such?): LV 5.4; 172.14; Sukh 6.14; Mmk 365.17 (here acc. sg. °ketunaṃ, in a verse); (2) n. of a Bodhisattva: Gv 3.18; (3) n. of a devaputra, one of the 16 guardians of the bodhimaṇḍa: LV 277.14.

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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. 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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