Dharmika, aka: Dhārmika; 6 Definition(s)


Dharmika 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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Dhārmika (धार्मिक).—^1 1000 of dvipadas; those who go to heaven.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 203.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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India history and geogprahy

Dhārmika.—(IE 8-8; EI 30), probably, a cess collected in the name of a religious institution or festival. (IE 8-2), royal title; same as Prakrit Dhramika, translated from Greek Dikaios. Note: dhārmika is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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dhārmika (धार्मिक).—a (S) Virtuous, just, good, abounding in works of religion or piety.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dhārmika (धार्मिक).—a Virtuous, just, good.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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Dhārmika (धार्मिक).—a. (- f.) [धर्मं अधीते चरति वा ठक् (dharmaṃ adhīte carati vā ṭhak)]

1) Righteous, pious, just, virtuous; काकुत्स्थं करुणार्णवं गुणनिधिं विप्र- प्रियं धार्मिकम् (kākutsthaṃ karuṇārṇavaṃ guṇanidhiṃ vipra- priyaṃ dhārmikam) (vande) Rāma-rakṣā 26.

2) Resting on right, conformable to justice, equitable.

3) Religious.

-kaḥ 1 A judge.

2) A bigot.

3) A juggler.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dharmika (धर्मिक).—adj. (very rare in Sanskrit and regarded by BR as error for dhārmika; in BHS doubtless Sanskritization of MIndic, Pali dhammika), righteous, pious: Mvy 3618; Divy 381.24; both times followed by dharmarājā (of a king).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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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