Dhruvasandhi: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Dhruvasandhi (ध्रुवसन्धि):—Son of Puṣpa (son of Hiraṇyanābha). He had a son named Sudarśana. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.12.5)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dhruvasandhi (ध्रुवसन्धि).—A king of Kosala. During the reign of this King there was prosperity in Ayodhyā and the people were virtuous. This king had two wives Manoramā and Līlāvatī. A son named Sudarśana was born to Manoramā. After a month the second wife also gave birth to a son named Śatrujit. The King was much pleased and both sons were brought up alike. As Śatrujit was cleverer than Sudarśana people loved Śatrujit more.

Once Dhruvasandhi went to the forest for hunting and was killed by a lion in the forest. According to the custom Sudarśana became King. Līlāvatī, the mother of Śatrujit was the daughter of the King of Ujjayinī. Her desire was to make Śatrujit the King. Manoramā. the mother of Sudarśana was the daughter of the King of Kaliṅga. Hearing about the death of Dhruvasandhi, the kings of Ujjayinī and Kaliṅga arrived at Ayodhyā. The King of Ujjayinī got angry because Sudarśana was made king and began war. The King of Kaliṅga took the side of Sudarśana. A terrible battle was fought in Ayodhyā as to who should be the heir to the throne. In the battle Yudhājit, the King of Ujjayinī, killed Vīrasena, the king of Kaliṅga. Sudarśana and his mother Manoramā were in a sorry plight. According to the advice of minister Vidulla, Manoramā and Sudarśana fled from the capital. Vidulla and the maid of Manoramā accompanied them. In two days they reached Gaṅgātaṭa. They were caught by fishermen thieves and they lost everything they had. At last with the help of a boat they crossed the Ganges and reached Trikūṭa. They went to the hermitage of Bharadvāja who was doing penance there. He gave them protection. (See full article at Story of Dhruvasandhi from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dhruvasandhi (ध्रुवसन्धि).—A son of Puṣya and father of Sudarśana.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 12. 5; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 209. Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 209; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 108.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam

Dhruvasandhi (ध्रुवसन्धि):—In days of yore, there reigned in the country of Kosala, the king Dhruvasandhi of the Solar Dynasty. He was the son of Puṣpa and celebrated on account of his great prowess. He was truthful, religious, engaged in doing good to his subjects, obeying the laws of the four castes and Āśramas. He being pure, performed his regal duties in the flourishing city of Ayodhyā.

The Brāhmaṇas, Kṣattriyas, Vaiśyas, and Śūdras and other good persons all lived religiously under his rule, each abiding by his own profession. No thieves, cheats, cunning persons, vain and arrogant persons, treacherous and illiterate men were allowed to remain in his kingdom.

Thus ruling virtuously, the king had two wives, both of them young, fair and beautiful and well able to give delights and enjoyments to the king.

  1. Manoramā,
  2. Līlāvatī.

Both of them were exceedingly handsome, intelligent and qualified.

See the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa 3.14 (The glories of Devī).

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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