Dhataka, Dhātaka, Dhaṭaka: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Dhātaka (धातक).—One of the two sons of Savana, who was the grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 74. Savana was the son son of Priyavrata, who was a son of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being. Dhātaka ruled over the region Dhātakīkhaṇḍa.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhaṭaka (धटक).—A kind of weight equal to 42 Guñjās or Raktikas; तुल्या यवाभ्यां कथितात्र गुञ्जा वल्लस्त्रिगुञ्जो धरणं च तेऽष्टौ । गद्यानकस्तद्द्वयमिन्द्रतुल्यैर्वल्लैस्तथैवं धटकः प्रदिष्टः (tulyā yavābhyāṃ kathitātra guñjā vallastriguñjo dharaṇaṃ ca te'ṣṭau | gadyānakastaddvayamindratulyairvallaistathaivaṃ dhaṭakaḥ pradiṣṭaḥ) || Līlā.

Derivable forms: dhaṭakaḥ (धटकः).

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

Dhaṭaka (धटक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A weight of forty-two Rattis.

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

1) Dhaṭaka (धटक):—[from dhaṭa] m. a kind of weight = 14 Vallasor 42 Raktikās, [Līlāvatī of bhāskara]

2) Dhātaka (धातक):—n. = dhāṭī, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

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

Dhaṭaka (धटक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. 42 rettis.

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Dhataka 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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