Dharmakshetra, Dharmakṣetra, Dharma-kshetra: 10 definitions
Dharmakshetra 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 Dharmakṣetra can be transliterated into English as Dharmaksetra or Dharmakshetra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Dharmakṣetra (धर्मक्षेत्र):—The sacred field which helps the growth of and generates ideas about dharma.Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study
Dharmakṣetra (धर्मक्षेत्र) is another name for Kurukṣetra, one of the Tīrthas (holy places) mentioned in the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—According to Vamanapurāṇa (2.24-25, 27, 33) when king Kuru, the son of Saṃvaraṇa ploughed the land there with the help of a golden plough, it was known by the name of Kurukṣetra. Nāradīyapurāṇa (II.64.6-7) speaks of Kurukṣetra as Brahmāvarta which lies in between the rivers Sarasvatī and Dṛṣadvatī. [...] In the introductory verse of the Bhagavadgītā it is called Dharmakṣetra.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) Bhāratavarṣa (the land of religion).
2) Name of a plain near Delhi, the scene of the great battle between the Kauravas and Pāṇḍavas; धर्मक्षेत्रे कुरुक्षेत्रे समवेता युयुत्सवः (dharmakṣetre kurukṣetre samavetā yuyutsavaḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 1.1.
-traḥ a virtuous or pious man.
Derivable forms: dharmakṣetram (धर्मक्षेत्रम्).
Dharmakṣetra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharma and kṣetra (क्षेत्र).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dharmakṣetra (धर्मक्षेत्र).—n. a plain in the north-west of India, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 1, 1.
Dharmakṣetra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharma and kṣetra (क्षेत्र).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dharmakṣetra (धर्मक्षेत्र).—[neuter] = kurukṣetra q.v.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Dharmakṣetra (धर्मक्षेत्र):—[=dharma-kṣetra] [from dharma > dhara] n. ‘law-field’ = kuru-kṣetra, q.v., [Bhagavad-gītā i. 1]
2) [v.s. ...] m. a man of piety and virtue, [Horace H. Wilson]
3) [v.s. ...] Name of a man, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dharmakṣetra (धर्मक्षेत्र):—(traḥ) 1. n. The plain where the Kurus and Pāndus fought. m. A virtuous or pious man.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
1) [noun] a holy place.
2) [noun] India.
3) [noun] a devotedly religious or righteous man; a man of piety and virtue.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Kshetra, Dharma.
Full-text: Kurukshetra, Brahmavarta, Kshetra.
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