Dharman: 8 definitions


Dharman 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dharman (धर्मन्) refers to the “manner” (of human beings), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.16 (“Brahmā consoles the gods”).—Accordingly, as the Gods said to Brahmā: “[...] O dear, lord of all, we are extremely harassed and agitated due to Tāraka. Agni, Yama, Varuṇa, Nirṛti, Vāyu and other guardians of the deities are under his control. None of them is ever independent. All serve him in the manner of human beings [i.e., manuṣya-dharman] accompanied by their followers. Being harassed by him, the gods have become subservient of him. They are engaged in carrying out his wishes. All of us are his servants. [...]”.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dharman (धर्मन्).—m. [dhṛ-manin]

1) A preserver, maintainer, supporter. -n.

1) A religious rite.

2) Support, stay.

3) Religion, duty.

4) Law, custom.

5) A mode, manner.

6) Characteristic quality or mark.

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

Dharman (धर्मन्).—i. e. dhṛ + man, 1. n. in ved. language = dharma. 2. in the later language hardly ever used except as a substitute for dharma, when latter part of a comp. adj., e. g. vidita-, adj. Knowing one’s duty, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 40, 4.

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

Dharman (धर्मन्).—1. [masculine] bearer, supporter.

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Dharman (धर्मन्).—2. [neuter] support, foundation; law, order, custom, manner, modality; arrangement, direction; right conduct, duty; nature, quality, characteristic ([especially] —°).

dharmaṇā & dharmabhis according to rule or nature; dharmaṇaspari in (natural) order or succession.

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

1) Dharman (धर्मन्):—[from dhara] m. bearer, supporter, arranger, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Bṛhad-rāja and father of Kṛtaṃ-jaya, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] n. (older than dharma q.v., in later language mostly ifc.; cf. below) support, prop, hold, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

4) [v.s. ...] established order of things, steadfast decree (of a god, [especially] of Mitra-Varuṇa), any arrangement or disposition

5) [v.s. ...] will, pleasure

6) [v.s. ...] law, rule, duty

7) [v.s. ...] practice, custom, mode, manner (dharmaṇā, mabhis; maṇas pari in regular order, naturally; svāya dhar maṇe at one’s own pleasure; dharmaṇi with the permission of, adhi dh against the will of [gen.]), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

8) [v.s. ...] ([especially] ifc.) nature, quality, characteristic mark or attribute, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] (cf. an-ucchitti-), [Mahābhārata] (cf. uñcha- [add.], kṣatra-, phala-, phena.), [Varāha-mihira] (cf. dasyu- [add.]), [Kapila] (cf. cid-dh [add.]), [Kāvya literature] (cf. vināśa-.).

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dharman (धर्मन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Camma.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dharman 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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