Dhumraketu, Dhūmraketu: 7 definitions


Dhumraketu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dhumraketu in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Dhūmraketu (धूम्रकेतु):—One of the three sons of Tṛṇabindu (son of Budha). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.2.33)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dhūmraketu (धूम्रकेतु).—A son of Bharata. Five sons named Sumati, Rāṣtrabhṛt, Sudarśana, Varaṇa and Dhūmraketu were born to Bharata by his wife Pañcajanī. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 5).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dhūmraketu (धूम्रकेतु).—A son of Bharata and Pāñcajanī.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 7. 3.

1b) A son of Kubera.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 2. 33.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Dhumraketu in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Dhūmraketu (धूम्रकेतु) was a leader of warriors and transcendent warriors (rathātiratha) in Sunītha and Sūryaprabha’s army, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 47. Accordingly, as the Asura Maya explained the arrangement of warriors in Sunītha’s army: “... and [Dhūmraketu], are leaders of warriors and transcendent warriors”.

The story of Dhūmraketu was narrated by the Vidyādhara king Vajraprabha to prince Naravāhanadatta in order to relate how “Sūryaprabha, being a man, obtain of old time the sovereignty over the Vidyādharas”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Dhūmraketu, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dhumraketu in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Dhūmraketu (धूम्रकेतु):—[=dhūmra-ketu] [from dhūmra > dhū] m. ‘grey-bannered’, Name of a son of Bharata, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] of a son of Tṛṇabindu, [ib.]

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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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