Dhumini, Dhūminī: 3 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dhūminī (धूमिनी).—The wife of King Ajamīḍha of Puru dynasty By this wife, a son named Ṛkṣa was born to Ajamīḍha. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 94, Stanza 32).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dhūminī (धूमिनी).—A sister of Viśukra and Duṣṭaśekhara, the Asura brothers.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 10. 81.

1b) A sister of Bhaṇḍa and mother of Ulūkajit and others.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 28. 6.

1c) A queen of Ajamiḍha;1 offered prayers and oblations to Agni and performed other austerities day and night on a kuśa seat for a son; her colour was dusty and smoky; son, Ṛkṣa also of smoky colour; from the tip of dhūrva grass.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 49. 44; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 167.
  • 2) Ib. 99. 211-14.
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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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Dhūminī (धूमिनी):—[from dhūmin > dhū] f. one of the seven tongues of Agni, [Gṛhyāsaṃgraha]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of the wife of Aja-mīḍha, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] of another woman, [Daśakumāra-carita]

4) [v.s. ...] (with diś) = dhūmitā, [Varāha-mihira]

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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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