Dhartarashtra, Dhārtarāṣṭra: 10 definitions
Dhartarashtra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Dhārtarāṣṭra can be transliterated into English as Dhartarastra or Dhartarashtra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Dhārtarāṣṭra (धार्तराष्ट्र) is ansother name for Haṃsa, which is a Sanskrit word referring to the “swan”. The meat of this animal is part of the māṃsavarga (‘group of flesh’), which is used throughout Ayurvedic literature. It could be identified with either the Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) or the Mute Swan (Cygnus olor), according to K. N. Dave in his “Birds in Sanskrit literature”.Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study
Dhārtarāṣṭra (धार्तराष्ट्र) (lit. “the sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭri”) is a synonym (another name) for Swan (Haṃsa), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Dhārtarāṣṭra.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘one hundred’. Note: dhārtarāṣṭra 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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Dhārtarāṣṭra (धार्तराष्ट्र).—[dhṛtarāṣṭrasyāpatyaṃ pumān-aṇ]
1) A son of Dhṛtarāṣṭra.
2) A sort of goose with black legs and bill; निपतन्ति धार्तराष्ट्राः कालवशान्मेदिनीपृष्ठे (nipatanti dhārtarāṣṭrāḥ kālavaśānmedinīpṛṣṭhe) Ve.1.6. (where the word is used in both the senses); cf. धार्तराष्ट्रो हंसभेदे दुर्योधनकुलेऽपि च (dhārtarāṣṭro haṃsabhede duryodhanakule'pi ca) Nm.
Derivable forms: dhārtarāṣṭraḥ (धार्तराष्ट्रः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dhārtarāṣṭra (धार्तराष्ट्र).—i. e. dhṛtarāṣṭra + a, I. adj. f. rī. I. Referring, belonging to Dhṛtarāṣṭra, Mahābhārata 8, 176. Ii. patronym. A son of Dhṛtarāṣṭra, Mahābhārata 1, 2726. Iii. m. A sort of goose with black legs and bill, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 8585.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dhārtarāṣṭra (धार्तराष्ट्र).—[feminine] ī belonging to or descending from Dhṛtarāṣṭra.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Dhārtarāṣṭra (धार्तराष्ट्र):—[=dhārta-rāṣṭra] [from dhārta] mf(ī)n. belonging to Dhṛtarāṣṭra, [Mahābhārata]
2) [v.s. ...] m. a son of Dhṛ°, a Kuru (cf. nir-), [especially] [patronymic] of Dur-yodhana (ifc. f(ā). ), [ib.]
3) [v.s. ...] m. a kind of snake, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] ([from] dhṛta-rāṣṭrī) a sort of goose with black legs and bill, [Harivaṃśa; Kādambarī]
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Ends with: Nirdhartarashtra.
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Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section 60 < [Karna Parva]
Section XX < [Bhagavat-Gita Parva]
Section LXXVII < [Bhagavat-Gita Parva]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 16: Pāṇḍavas go to Dvārakā < [Chapter VI - Marriage of Kṛṣṇa with Rukmiṇī and others]
Part 4: War between Kṛṣṇa and Jarāsandha < [Chapter VII - Marriages of Śāmba and Pradyumna]
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 92 - The Destruction of Vajranabha: An Account of Prabhavati < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Chapter 93 - The Celestial Swans Go to the City of Vajra < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Chapter 95 - Pradyumna Appears Before Prabhavati and Marries Her < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)