Dhritavrata, Dhṛtavrata, Dhrita-vrata: 12 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)
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: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Dhṛtavratā (धृतव्रता) refers to “observing a complete fast”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.5.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada the birth of Menā’s daughter:—“[...] She made clay idol of the Goddess and worshipped her by offering various things on the banks of the Gaṅgā in Auṣadhiprastha. On some days she observed a complete fast [i.e., dhṛtavratā]. On some days she observed sacred rites. Some days wind alone constituted her food and some days she drank only water. With her mind fixed on Śivā, Menā passed twenty seven years with pleasure and brilliant lustre. [...]”.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.
Languages of India and abroad
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.
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]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dhṛtavrata (धृतव्रत):—[dhṛta-vrata] (taḥ) 1. m. Shiva.
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Dhrita, Vrata.
Full-text: Satyakarman, Satkarman, Satyakarma, Rudra, Dhriti, Dridhavrata, Titikshavamsha, Kshubh, Kala.
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Rudra-Shiva concept (Study) (by Maumita Bhattacharjee)
42. Number of Rudra < [Chapter 5 - Rudra-Śiva in the Purāṇic Literature]
1. The Concept of God < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
3. The God Rudra-Śiva: His Prominence < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 1.15.6 < [Sukta 15]
Rig Veda 10.66.5 < [Sukta 66]
Rig Veda 2.1.4 < [Sukta 1]
Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas (by Goswami Mitali)
Part 10 - Savitṛ (the Preserver) < [Chapter 2 - Salient Traits of the Solar Divinities in the Veda]
The Bhagavata Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 23 - The History of the Dynasties of Anu, Druhyu, Turvasu and Yadu < [Book 9 - Ninth Skandha]
Chapter 12 - Creation of Rudra, the mind-born Sons and of Manu and Śatarūpā < [Book 3 - Third Skandha]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)