Dharmanetra: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

1) Dharmanetra (धर्मनेत्र).—A king of the Hehaya family. He was the son of Hehaya and father of Kṛti. (Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa, Chapter 2).

2) Dharmanetra (धर्मनेत्र).—A son of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. (Śloka 60, Chapter 94, Ādi Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dharmanetra (धर्मनेत्र).—A son of Haihaya and father of Kunti.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 69. 4; Matsya-purāṇa 43. 9.

1b) (Bārhadratha) ruled for 5 years.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 117; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 303.

1c) The son of Dharma and father of Kunti.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 11. 8.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Dharmanetra (धर्मनेत्र) is the son of Dharma and the grandson of Haihaya, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Yadu had a famous son known as Śatajit and the latter begot Haihaya. Dharma was the son of Haihaya and his son was Dharmanetra. Dhanaka was the son of Dharmanetra and his son was Kṛtavīrya, who had three sons—Kārtavīrya, Kṛtāgni and Kṛtavarman.

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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

[«previous next»] — Dharmanetra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Dharmanetra (धर्मनेत्र):—[=dharma-netra] [from dharma > dhara] m. ‘l°-eyed’, Name of a grandson of Dhṛta-rāṣṭra, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] of a son of Taṃsu and father of Duṣmanta, [Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] of a son of Haihaya, [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Su-vrata, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa] ([varia lectio] -sūtra).

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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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