Dhiman, Dhīmān: 5 definitions


Dhiman means something in 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)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dhīmān (धीमान्) is the name of a Gaṇa-chief who participated in Vīrabhadra’s campaign against Dakṣa, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.33. Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“O Nārada, listen to the numerical strength of the most important and courageous of those groups. [...] The chief of Gaṇas, Jvālakeśa went with twelve crores; Dhīmān with seven crores and Dudrabha with eight crores. [...] Thus at the bidding of Śiva, the heroic Vīrabhadra went ahead followed by crores and crores, thousands and thousands, hundreds and hundreds of Gaṇas [viz., Dhīmān]”.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dhīmān (धीमान्).—Second son of Purūravas. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 75, Stanza 24).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dhīmān (धीमान्).—A son of Mahāvīrya.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 14. 69; Vāyu-purāṇa 33. 58.

1b) One of the six sons of Purūravas and Urvaśī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 66. 22; Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 51.

1c) A sage of the Tāmasa epoch.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 16.

1d) A son of Virāṭ.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 1. 39.
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dhīmān (धीमान्).—a S Wise, sensible, intelligent.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dhīmān (धीमान्).—a Wise, sensible, intelligent.

context information

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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