Dilipa, aka: Dilīpa; 8 Definition(s)
Dilipa 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.
1) Dilīpa (दिलीप):—Son of Aṃśumān (son of Asamañjasa). He had a son named Bhagīratha. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.9.2)
2) Dilīpa (दिलीप):—Son of Ṛkṣa (son of Devātithi). He had a son named Pratīpa. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.11)(Source): Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
1) Dilīpa (दिलीप).—(Khaṭvāṅga). A mighty king of the Ikṣvāku dynasty. Genealogy. See Daśaratha’s Genealogy. (See full article at Story of Dilīpa from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)
2) Dilīpa (दिलीप).—A serpent born in Kaśyapa family. There is a reference to this serpent in Mahābhārata, Udyoga Parva, Chapter 103, Verse 15.(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
1a) Dilīpa (दिलीप).—A sage who knows the yoga power of Viṣṇu.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 7. 44.
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 9. 2. Matsya-purāṇa 12. 44; 15. 19. Vāyu-purāṇa 73. 42. 88. 167. Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 34-5.
- 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 10. 92; 56. 29, 32; 63. 166.
1c) A son of Ṛṣya and father of Pratīpa.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 11.
1d) (Khaṭvāṅga) the son of Kṛśaśarma; comes down from heaven and resides here for a muhūrta; a master of the three worlds by intelligence and honesty.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 182.
1e) A son of Raghu.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 12. 48.
1f) A son of Bhīmasena and father of Pratīpa.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 50. 38; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 233; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 20 7-8.
1g) A son of Viśvamahat.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 182.
Dilīpa (दिलीप) is the grandson of Sagara, who, after his education at the āśrama of the sage Cyavana, with the might of his own arm conquers back the lost kingdom of his ancestors and becomes the king of Ayodhyā. He prays to Śiva to bless him with children. According to the blessings of Śiva, the king begot one son named Aṃśumat from his first wife and sixty thousand from the other. From Aṃśumat was born Dilīpa whose son is Bhagīratha, worthy son of a worthy father.(Source): Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (purāṇa)
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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
One of the Hands of Famous Emperors.—Dilīpa: the Patāka hand.(Source): archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Itihasa (narrative history)
Dilīpa (दिलीप) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.101.15/V.103, XIII.116.65, XIII.115) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dilīpa) 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
Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).
General definition (in Hinduism)
Dilipa (दिलीप): Son of Anshumat and father of Bhāgīratha.(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism
Languages of India and abroad
Dilīpa (दिलीप).—A king of the Solar race, son of अंशुमत् (aṃśumat) and father of भगीरथ (bhagīratha), but according to Kālidāsa, of रघु (raghu). [He is described by Kālidāsa as a grand ideal of what a king should be. His wife was Sudakṣiṇā, a woman in every respect worthy of her husband; but they had no issue. For this he went to his family priest Vasiṣṭha who told him and his wife to serve the celestial cow Nandinī. They accordingly served her for 21 days and were on the 22nd day favoured by the cow. A glorious boy was then born who conquered the whole world and became the founder of the line of the Raghus.]
Derivable forms: dilīpaḥ (दिलीपः).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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