Dharmartha, Dharmārtha, Dharma-artha: 7 definitions
Dharmartha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Dharmarth.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Dharmārtha (धर्मार्थ) refers to the “religious teachings and its purpose”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] The Bodhisattva Gaganagañja then sustained the jewel-canopy of ten thousand yojanas high over the Lord’s lion throne in the sky, joined the palms of his hands, saluted, and praised the Lord with these suitable verses: ‘(1) He who excels in religious teachings and its purpose (dharmārtha), qualities (guṇa), and knowledge (jñāna), who is complete pure, impeccable, pure from his origin, and stainless, who is placed anywhere (apratiṣṭhita) like space (gaganasama) and unmoving (aniñjya), who is of extreme depth (gambhīra) and beyond any range, I bow to him. [...]’”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
dharmārtha (धर्मार्थ).—ad (S) In charity; as a religious gift or act; gratuitously.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
dharmārtha (धर्मार्थ).—ad In charity; as a religious gift; gratuitously.
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dharmārtha (धर्मार्थ).—[masculine] [dual] virtue and wealth; tham [adverb] for a pious purpose.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dharmārtha (धर्मार्थ):—[from dharma > dhara] m. [dual number] religious merit and wealth, [Manu-smṛti ii, 112 etc.]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Dharmārtha (धर्मार्थ) [Also spelled dharmarth]:—(a) charitable; —[auṣadhālaya] a charitable dispensary; —[nyāsa] a charitable trust.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Dharmārtha (ಧರ್ಮಾರ್ಥ):—[adjective] with a charitable purpose; given freely or free of cost.
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1) [noun] the tendency to give kindly and generously.
2) [noun] anything that is given charitably.
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)
Ends with: Nirdharmartha.
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Search found 77 books and stories containing Dharmartha, Dharmārtha, Dharma-artha; (plurals include: Dharmarthas, Dharmārthas, arthas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.2.240 < [Part 2 - Devotional Service in Practice (sādhana-bhakti)]
Verse 1.2.51 < [Part 2 - Devotional Service in Practice (sādhana-bhakti)]
Verse 1.2.47 < [Part 2 - Devotional Service in Practice (sādhana-bhakti)]
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Text 11 < [Chapter 6 - Ṣaṣṭha-yāma-sādhana (Sāyaṃ-kālīya-bhajana–bhāva)]
Text 18 < [Chapter 4 - Caturtha-yāma-sādhana (Madhyāhna-kālīya-bhajana–ruci-bhajana)]
Text 8 < [Chapter 8 - Aṣṭama-yāma-sādhana (Rātri-līlā–prema-bhajana sambhoga)]
Taittiriya Upanishad Bhashya Vartika (by R. Balasubramanian)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 7.79 < [Section VII - Domestic Duties]
Verse 10.117 < [Section XIV - Sources of Income (vittāgama)]
Verse 6.48 < [Section VI - Procedure of going forth as a Wandering Mendicant]
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Atharvaveda and Charaka Samhita (by Laxmi Maji)