Dhritavati, Dhṛtavatī: 2 definitions


Dhritavati 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.

The Sanskrit term Dhṛtavatī can be transliterated into English as Dhrtavati or Dhritavati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dhritavati in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dhṛtavatī (धृतवती).—(GHṚTAVATĪ). A famous river. Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9).

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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»] — Dhritavati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dhṛtavatī (धृतवती):—[=dhṛta-vatī] [from dhṛta-vat > dhṛta > dhṛ] f. Name of a river, [Mahābhārata] (also [varia lectio] for ghṛta-vatī).

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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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