Dhata, aka: Dhāta, Dhātā; 10 Definition(s)


Dhata means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

1) Dhātā (धाता).—General information. One of the twelve Ādityas. (See Dvādaśādityas and Āditya). Other details: (1) At the burning of Khāṇḍava forest among the gods who came against Śrī Kṛṣṇa and Arjuna, there was Dhātā also. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 266, Stanza 34).

Dhātā gave Subrahmaṇya five followers named Kunda, Kusuma, Kumuda, Ḍaṃbara and Āḍaṃbara as gift. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 45 Stanza 39). (See full article at Story of Dhātā from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Dhātā (धाता).—It is seen in Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Aṃśa 1, Chapter 10, that two sons named Dhātā and Vidhātā and a daughter Lakṣmī were born to Bhṛgu, the son of Brahmā, by his wife Khyāti. Of them Dhātā and Vidhātā married Āyati and Niyati, the daughters of Meru. Lakṣmī became the wife of Mahāviṣṇu.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Dhātā (धाता).—A son of Bhṛgu and Khyātī, wife Niyatī, (Āyati, Viṣṇu-purāṇa) son Mṛkaṇḍu (Prāṇa, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 11. 5. Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 1, 4, 5. Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 8. 15; 10. 2-4.

1b) A devata in the sun, in the spring season.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 52. 2.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dhātā (धाता) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.15, I.65, I.60.49) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dhātā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Purana book cover
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

A deva who was born in the deva world because of his gifts to brahmins. J.vi.201f.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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dhata : (pp. of dhāreti) kept in mind; known by heart.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Dhāta, (Sk. *dhāyita of dhayati to suck, nourish, pp. dhīta) fed, satiated; satisfied, appeased Vin.I, 222; J.I, 185; II, 247, 446; V, 73; VI, 555; Pv.I, 118 (so read for dāta)=PvA.59 (: suhita titta); Miln.238, 249.—f. abstr. dhātatā satiation, fulness, satisfaction, in ati° J.II, 293. (Page 340)

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Dhata, (Sk. dhṛta, pp. of dharati; cp. dhara & dhāreti) 1. firm, prepared, ready, resolved A.III, 114; Dāvs.V, 52.—2. kept in mind, understood, known by heart Vin.II, 95; A.I, 36. (Page 335)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

dhaṭa (धट).—m (S) A large fixed balance, or, simply, the beam of it to which scales are attached as wanted. 2 A prop or shore (to a loaded cart or more gen). 3 The details or particulars of a revenue-survey; also the document exhibiting them. dhaṭa ghēṇēṃ or ghēūna basaṇēṃ (To sit holding a balance, ready to weigh the money demanded.) To sit in rigorous dunning; to sit in dharaṇēṃ q. v. dhaṭa lāvaṇēṃ (and v i lāgaṇēṃ-cālaṇēṃ) To set up a dhaṭa or large balance, as if for much weighing.) To do (e. g. to eat, drink, talk, walk, write &c.) excessively and constantly. dhaṭāsa lāvaṇēṃ (To put upon the dhaṭa) To thrust out into official or public notice (some private or simple matter).

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dhaṭa (धट).—a Bold &c. See dhaṭṭa.

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dhaṭa (धट).—ad Straight on, right on, directly forward--a road, person &c. proceeding.

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dhāṭa (धाट).—n W A village of mere boors.

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dhāṭā (धाटा).—m A web of cloth of about a span-breadth and five cubits in length. This cloth being employed as a wrapper over the head and ears, as a girding around a cap, as a raiser and stiffener of the mustaches of Dandies (in their hours of dishabile), and as a waist-bandage by females after parturition, the word has come to be understood by many as bearing only these specific significations. v ghē, bāndha.

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dhāta (धात).—f (dhātu S) Semen virile. dhāta phuṭaṇēṃ g. of s. To get a gleet. 2 in. con. To attain to puberty.

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dhātā (धाता).—m S A title of God. Cherisher, Upholder, Preserver &c. 2 That possesses or has.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dhaṭa (धट).—m A large fixed balance. dhaṭāsa lāvaṇēṃ To thrust out into official or public notice.

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dhātā (धाता).—m A title of God. Preserver.

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

Dhaṭa (धट).—

1) A balance, a pair of scales.

2) Ordeal by the balance.

3) The sign Libra of the zodiac.

Derivable forms: dhaṭaḥ (धटः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhaṭa (धट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) 1. A balance, a pair of scales. 2. the sign Libra. 3. Ordeal by the balance. f. (-ṭī) 1. Old cloth or raiment. 2. A piece of cloth worn over the privities. E. dhaṇ to sound, and ṭa substituted for ṇa, affix ac.

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