Dharmaputra, Dharma-putra: 13 definitions
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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
Dharmaputra (धर्मपुत्र) (also known as Yudhisthira) is the eldest of the Pāṇḍus who flourished at the end of the Dvāparayuga, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 13), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “During the reign of Yudhisthira, 2526 years before the commencement of Vikrama Śaka, the Seven Ṛṣis (saptarṣi) were at the constellation of Maghā (Regulus). The Ṛṣis take a period of 100 years to go over each of the 27 asterisms. They rise in the north-east and are accompanied by the chaste Arundhatī—the consort of Vasiṣṭha. The eastern-most of the group is Bhagavān Marīci; the next to him is Vasiṣṭha; the next is Aṅgiras and the next two are—Atri and Pulastya. The next in order are the Ṛṣis—Pulaha and Kratu. The chaste Arundhatī closely attends her husband the sage Vasiṣṭha”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Dharmaputra (धर्मपुत्र): The son of Yama, epithet of Yudhishthira.
India history and geographySource: 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.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: 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.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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.*Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Dharmaputra (धर्मपुत्र):—[=dharma-putra] [from dharma > dhara] m. a son begot from a sense of duty, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of Yudhi-ṣṭhira (cf. -janman), [Mṛcchakaṭikā i, 39]
3) [v.s. ...] of the 11th Manu, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
4) [v.s. ...] [dual number] of the Ṛṣis Nara and Nārāyaṇa, [Purāṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dharmaputra (धर्मपुत्र):—[dharma-putra] (traḥ) 1. m. Yudhishthira.
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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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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 21 - The Glory of Lakṣmītīrtha: Dharmaputra Obtains Unlimited Wealth < [Section 1 - Setu-māhātmya]
Chapter 18 - The Glory of Rāmakuṇḍa: Dharmaputra’s Atonement for False Speech < [Section 1 - Setu-māhātmya]
Chapter 356 - Greatness of Bahusuvarṇakeśvara (Bahusuvarṇaka-īśvara) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Animal Kingdom (Tiryak) in Epics (by Saranya P.S)
Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
Shishupala-vadha (Study) (by Shila Chakraborty)
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)