Dhritavarma, Dhṛtavarmā: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Dhṛtavarmā can be transliterated into English as Dhrtavarma or Dhritavarma, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dhṛtavarmā (धृतवर्मा).—The brother of Suvarmā, the king of Trigarta, and Ketuvarmā. Arjuna led the sacrificial horse of Aśvamedha performed by Yudhiṣṭhira after the Bhārata war. Sūryavarmā the king of Trigartta, confronted Arjuna and was defeated. Ketuvarmā who came next was also killed. Dhṛtavarmā came next. He showered arrows on Arjuna and inflicted wound on his hand, and the famous bow, Gāṇḍīva fell from his hand. Arjuna grew angry and fought so fiercely that eighteen famous and mighty Trigartta warriors fell. At last Dhṛtavarmā fell at the feet of Arjuna and begged for pardon and accepted the supremacy of Yudhiṣṭhira. (Mahābhārata Aśvamedha Parva, Chapter 74).

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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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