Diptaketu, Dīptaketu: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Diptaketu in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dīptaketu (दीप्तकेतु).—A King of olden times. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 1, verse 237).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dīptaketu (दीप्तकेतु).—A son of Dakṣa Sāvarṇi.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 13. 18; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 24.
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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

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

1) Dīptaketu (दीप्तकेतु):—[=dīpta-ketu] [from dīpta > dīp] m. ‘bright-bannered’, Name of a king, [Mahābhārata i, 231]

2) [v.s. ...] of a son of Manu Dakṣa-sāvarṇi, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa viii, 13, 18.]

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Diptaketu in German

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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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