Dhatriphala, Dhātrīphala, Dhatri-phala: 4 definitions



Dhatriphala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

[«previous next»] — Dhatriphala in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dhātrīphala (धात्रीफल) refers to an Emblic myrobalan according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.25, while explaining the greatness of Rudrākṣa:—“[...] A Rudrākṣa of the size of an Emblic myrobalan (Dhātrīphala) is mentioned as the most excellent; one of the size of the fruit of the jujube tree (Badarīphala) is spoken of as the middling. [...] That which is of the size of the Emblic myrobalan (Dhātrīphala) is conducive to the destruction of all distresses”.

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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

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

Dhātrīphala (धात्रीफल).—An Āmalaka fruit.

Derivable forms: dhātrīphalam (धात्रीफलम्).

Dhātrīphala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhātrī and phala (फल).

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

Dhātrīphala (धात्रीफल).—n.

(-laṃ) The fruit of the emblic myrobalan. E. dhātrī phyllanthus emblica, and phala fruit.

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

Dhātrīphala (धात्रीफल):—[=dhātrī-phala] [from dhātrī > dhā] n. the fruit of Emblica Officinalis, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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