Dhritavrata, Dhṛtavrata, Dhrita-vrata: 8 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Dhṛtavrata can be transliterated into English as Dhrtavrata or Dhritavrata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
Dhṛtavrata (धृतव्रत)—One of the eleven other names of Rudra, according to the Bhāgavata Purāṇa 3.12.12.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Dhṛtavrata (धृतव्रत).—A king of the family of Yayāti. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 9).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Dhṛtavrata (धृतव्रत).—The son of Dhṛti and father of Satkarma (Satyakarmā, vi. p., vā. p.).*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 12; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 116; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 18. 25-6.
1b) A name of Śiva.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 12. 12.
1c) A son of Raivata Manu.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 64.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
dhṛtavrata (धृतव्रत).—a S Bound to some observance by a vow.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) observing vows, performing religious rites.
2) devoted, attached.
3) of a fixed law or order.
-taḥ an epithet of (1) Indra. (2) Varuṇa. (3) Agni. (4) A king in the Puru dynasty.
Dhṛtavrata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhṛta and vrata (व्रत).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dhṛtavrata (धृतव्रत).—adj. attached, faithful, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 2, 18.
Dhṛtavrata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhṛta and vrata (व्रत).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dhṛtavrata (धृतव्रत).—[adjective] of fixed law or order, resolute, firm, devoted, faithful; [Name] of a serpent-demon etc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Dhṛtavrata (धृतव्रत):—[=dhṛta-vrata] [from dhṛta > dhṛ] mfn. (ta-) of fixed law or order (Agni, Indra, Savitṛ, the Ādityas, etc.), [Ṛg-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] maintaining law or order, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra]
3) [v.s. ...] firmly resolute, [Mahābhārata]
4) [v.s. ...] being accustomed to ([infinitive mood]), [ib.]
5) [v.s. ...] devoted, attached, faithful, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
6) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Rudra, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
7) [v.s. ...] of a son of Dhṛti, [Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]
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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The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 23 - The Dynasties of the Sons of Yayati < [Canto IX - Liberation]
Chapter 12 - Creation of the Kumaras and Others < [Canto III - The Status Quo]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Chapter XIII - Posterity of Dhruva < [Book I]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CXXXIX - Genealogy of the princes of the lunar race < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)