Dhrishtaketu, aka: Dhṛṣṭaketu, Dhrishta-ketu; 6 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Dhṛṣṭaketu can be transliterated into English as Dhrstaketu or Dhrishtaketu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1) Dhṛṣṭaketu (धृष्टकेतु):—Son of Sudhṛti (son of Mahāvīrya). He had a son named Haryaśva. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.13.15)
2) Dhṛṣṭaketu (धृष्टकेतु):—Son of Satyaketu (son of Dharmaketu). His son was called Sukumāra. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.9)
3) Dhṛṣṭaketu (धृष्टकेतु):—Son of Dhṛṣṭadyumna (son of Drupada). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.3)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
1) Dhṛṣṭaketu (धृष्टकेतु).—A prince who was the son of Dhṛṣṭadyumna and the grandson of King Drupada. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 278).
2) Dhṛṣṭaketu (धृष्टकेतु).—A king of the family of Yayāti. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 9).
3) Dhṛṣṭaketu (धृष्टकेतु).—The son of Śiśupāla, the King of Cedi. The details obtained from Mahābhārata about this King are given below.
Dhṛṣṭaketu was the rebirth of Anuhlāda, the son of Hiraṇyakaśipu. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 67, Stanza 7).
Dhṛṣṭaketu was anointed as King after the death of Śiśupāla. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 45, Stanza 36).
After the death of his father, Dhṛṣṭaketu became a tributary King of the Pāṇḍavas (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 12, Stanza 2).
Dhṛṣṭaketu had a sister named Kareṇumatī. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 22, Stanza 40).
During the Bhārata-battle, Dhṛṣṭaketu supplied the Pāṇḍavas with an akṣauhiṇī (21870 elephants, 21870 chariots, 65610 horses and 109350 infantry). (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 19, Stanza 7).
Dhṛṣṭaketu was appointed as one of the seven commanders-in-chief of Yudhiṣṭhira. (Mahābhārata Udyoga Parva, Chapter 157, Stanza 11).
On the first day of the battle of Bhārata, Dhṛṣṭaketu, confronted Bāhlika. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 45)
He fought with Bhūriśravas. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 84).
Dhṛṣṭaketu fought with Paurava. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 116, Stanza 13).
Dhṛṣṭaketu fought with the teacher Kṛpa. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 14, Stanza 33).
He fought with Ambaṣṭha. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 25).
He killed Vīradhanvā. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 107, Stanza 17).
He fought with the teacher Droṇa and was killed in the fight. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 125, Stanza 23).
Among the spirits of those relatives of the Kauravas, who died in the Bhārata-battle, which were evoked to the surface of the Ganges, by Vyāsa, the spirit of Dhṛṣṭaketu also appeared. (Mahābhārata Āśramavāsika Parva, Chapter 33, Stanza 11).
After his death Dhṛṣṭaketu became a Viśvadeva in heaven. (Mahābhārata Svargārohaṇa Parva, Chapter 5, Stanza 15).
Vyāsa has used the following names in his Bhārata for Dhṛṣtaketu: Caidya, Cedija, Cedipati, Cedipuṅgava, Cedirāṭ, Śaiśupāli, Śiśupālātmaja.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
1a) Dhṛṣṭaketu (धृष्टकेतु).—A son of Sudhṛti and father of Haryaśva.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 13. 15; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 64. 10; Vāyu-purāṇa 89. 10; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 5. 27.
1b) A son of Satyaketu and father of Sukumāra.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 9.
1c) A son of Dhṛṣṭadyumna and the last Pāñcāla.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 3; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 211; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 73.
1d) A king of the Kaikayas and a vassal prince of Yudhiṣṭhira; married Śrutakīrti and had five sons Santardana and others;1 joined the Pāṇḍavas against the Kurus;2 went to Syamantapañcaka for the solar eclipse.3
1e) A son of Sukumāra and father of Veṇuhotra; a righteous king.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 67. 76; Va. 92. 72.
Dhṛṣṭaketu (धृष्टकेतु) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.7) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dhṛṣṭaketu) 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
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Dhrishtaketu (धृष्टकेतु): Dhrishtaketu may be 1. A son of Dhrishtadyumna. 2. A son of Sisupala, king of Chedi, and an ally of the Pandavas. 3. A king of the Kekayas, also an ally of the Pandavas. 4. Son of Satyadhriti. 5. Son of Nriga.Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Languages of India and abroad
Dhṛṣṭaketu (धृष्टकेतु).—Name of the son of धृष्टद्युम्न (dhṛṣṭadyumna).
Derivable forms: dhṛṣṭaketuḥ (धृष्टकेतुः).
Dhṛṣṭaketu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhṛṣṭa and ketu (केतु).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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