Dhruvaka; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Dhruvaka (ध्रुवक).—A warrior of Subrahmaṇya. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Stanza 75).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Dhruvaka (ध्रुवक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.60) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dhruvaka) 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
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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dhruvaka (ध्रुवक).—m S The numbers set down at first as the groundwork of certain calculations to determine a tithi, graha &c.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Dhruvaka (ध्रुवक).—

1) The introductory stanza of a song (repeated as a sort of chorus); see ध्रुव (dhruva).

2) A trunk, stem.

3) A post.

4) Polar longitude.

Derivable forms: dhruvakaḥ (ध्रुवकः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhruvaka (ध्रुवक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. The trunk of a lopped tree. 2. Longitude. f.

(-kā) The introductory stanza and burden of a song: see dhruvā E. kan added to the preceding.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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