Dharmashila, Dharmaśilā, Dharma-shila: 12 definitions


Dharmashila means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Dharmaśilā can be transliterated into English as Dharmasila or Dharmashila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Dharmashila in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Dharmaśīla (धर्मशील) is the son of Vidyādhara king Alaṅkāraśīla and Kāñcanaprabhā, according to in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 51. Accordingly as the Vidyādharī Kāñcanaprabhā said to Naravāhanadatta while in a Svayambhū temple of Śiva: “... that lofty-souled king [Alaṅkāraśīla] had a wife named Kāñcanaprabhā, and in course of time a son was born to the king by her. And when Umā announced to his father in a dream that he should be devoted to religion, he named him Dharmaśīla. And in course of time that son Dharmaśīla grew up to be a young man, and the king, having had him taught the sciences, appointed him Crown Prince. Then Dharmaśīla, when appointed Crown Prince, being exclusively devoted to virtue, and self-controlled, delighted the subjects even more than did his father”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Dharmaśīla, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dharmashila in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dharmaśilā (धर्मशिला).—(S) pop. dharmaśiḷā f The stone on which a woman, devoting herself to the flames, places her foot to ascend the pyre of her deceased husband.

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dharmaśīla (धर्मशील).—a (S) pop. dharmaśīḷa a Obedient to the injunctions of the Shastras; religious, pious, virtuous.

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

dharmaśīla (धर्मशील).—a Religious, pious, virtuous.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dharmashila in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dharmaśīla (धर्मशील).—a. just, pious, virtuous.

Dharmaśīla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharma and śīla (शील).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dharmaśīla (धर्मशील).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Virtuous, just, pious. E. dharma virtue, śīla attached to. dharmaḥ dharmasādhanaṃ śīlamasya, dharmaṃ śīlayati śīla aṇ vā .

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

Dharmaśīla (धर्मशील).—adj. just, virtuous, [Indralokāgamana] 1, 22.

Dharmaśīla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharma and śīla (शील).

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

Dharmaśīla (धर्मशील).—[adjective] of a virtuous disposition or character, religious, pious.

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

1) Dharmaśīla (धर्मशील):—[=dharma-śīla] [from dharma > dhara] mfn. of a virtuous disposition, just, pious, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a man, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) [v.s. ...] of a woman, [Śukasaptati]

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

Dharmaśīla (धर्मशील):—[dharma-śīla] (laḥ-lā-laṃ) a. Virtuous.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dharmashila 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dharmashila in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dharmaśīla (ಧರ್ಮಶೀಲ):—[noun] a man who strictly follows the religious codes or lives a righteous life.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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