Dhrishtadyumna, Dhṛṣṭadyumna, Dhrishta-dyumna: 12 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Dhṛṣṭadyumna can be transliterated into English as Dhrstadyumna or Dhrishtadyumna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dhrishtadyumna in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Dhṛṣṭadyumna (धृष्टद्युम्न):—Son of Drupada (son of Pṛṣata). He had a son named Dhṛṣṭaketu. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.3)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dhṛṣṭadyumna (धृष्टद्युम्न).—The son of King Drupada. He was brother of Pāñcālī. Birth. Drupada and Droṇa were fellow students. After finishing his education Drupada became King. When Droṇa came to his palace Drupada did not honour him. Droṇa got angry, went to Hastināpura and began to teach the Pāṇḍava and the Kaurava princes in archery and other weapons. When the weapon-training was over, Arjuna, at the instruction of Droṇa, defeated and captured Drupada. Droṇa seized half of his kingdom from him. (See full article at Story of Dhṛṣṭadyumna from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dhṛṣṭadyumna (धृष्टद्युम्न).—A son of Drupada and father of Dhṛṣṭaketu, last of the Pancālakas;1 joined the Pāṇḍavas against the Kurus and was the commander of the Pāṇḍava hosts; killed Droṇa.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 2-3; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 211; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 73.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 78. [(95. v.) 10-36].
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Dhṛṣṭadyumna (धृष्टद्युम्न) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.87) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dhṛṣṭadyumna) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Dhrishtadyumna in Hinduism glossary
Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Dhrishtadyumna (धृष्‍टद्‍युम्‍न): Supreme commander of the Pandava forces and twin brother of Draupadi.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Dhṛṣṭadyumna (धृष्टद्युम्न).—Name of a son of Drupada and brother of Draupadī. [He with his father fought on the side of the Pāṇḍavas, and for some days he acted as commander-in-chief of their forces. When Droṇa had killed Drupada after a hard struggle, Dhṛṣṭadyumna vowed that he would be revenged for the death of his father. And he was able to fulfil this vow on the morning of the 16th day of the battle, when he unfairly cut off the head of Droṇa (see Droṇa). He was afterwards surprised by Aṣvatthāman while lying asleep in the camp of the Pāṇḍavas, and was stamped to death.].

Derivable forms: dhṛṣṭadyumnaḥ (धृष्टद्युम्नः).

Dhṛṣṭadyumna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhṛṣṭa and dyumna (द्युम्न).

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

Dhṛṣṭadyumna (धृष्टद्युम्न).—m. proper names, Mahābhārata 3, 491; 1, 2437.

Dhṛṣṭadyumna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhṛṣṭa and dyumna (द्युम्न).

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

Dhṛṣṭadyumna (धृष्टद्युम्न).—[masculine] [Name] of a prince.

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

Dhṛṣṭadyumna (धृष्टद्युम्न):—[=dhṛṣṭa-dyumna] [from dhṛṣṭa > dhṛṣ] m. Name of a son of Dru-pada (killed by Aśvatthāman), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa etc.]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dhṛṣṭadyumna (धृष्टद्युम्न) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Dhaṭṭhajjuṇa, Dhaṭṭajjumāṇa.

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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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