Dharmaputra, Dharma-putra: 9 definitions

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Dharmaputra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dharmaputra (धर्मपुत्र).—The eldest of the Pāṇḍavas, the others being Bhīmasena, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva. Genealogy. See under Arjuna. (See full article at Story of Dharmaputra from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dharmaputra (धर्मपुत्र).—Manu II Sāvarṇa of the tenth Paryāya.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 66-72.

1b) See under Yudhiṣṭhira. Heard the Narmadā māhatmya from Mārkaṇḍeya.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 112. 3; 186. 4-5.

1c) A Devaṛṣi.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 83.

1d) The three gaṇas of the Sādhyas, Vasus and the Viśvedevas collectively called.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 64. 3.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Dharmaputra (धर्मपुत्र): The son of Yama, epithet of Yudhishthira.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dharma-putra.—(EI 32), ‘one theoretically accepted as a son’. Note: dharma-putra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dharmaputra (धर्मपुत्र).—m (S) One who, assuming for the season the name and office of son to a defunct without a son, performs his funeral solemnities.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dharmaputra (धर्मपुत्र).—m One who, assuming for the season the name and office of son to a defunct without a son, performs his funeral solemnities.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dharmaputra (धर्मपुत्र).—

1) a lawful son, a son begotten from a sense of duty and not from mere lust or sensual pleasure.

2) an epithet of युधिष्ठिर (yudhiṣṭhira).

3) any one regarded as a son for religious purposes, a spiritual son.

Derivable forms: dharmaputraḥ (धर्मपुत्रः).

Dharmaputra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharma and putra (पुत्र).

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

Dharmaputra (धर्मपुत्र).—[masculine] lawful son i.e. a son begot from a sense of duty, also a pupil; *[Epithet] of Yudhiṣṭhira.*

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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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