Dirghatama, Dīrghatama, Dīrghatamā: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Dīrghatama (दीर्घतम):—Son of Rāṣṭra (son of Kāśi). He had a son called Dhanvantari. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.4)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dīrghatama (दीर्घतम).—A son of Raṣṭra and father of Dhanvantari.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 4.

1b) A son of Uśija; cursed even in the womb to lose consciousness by Bṛhaspati; learnt his dharma from Saurabheya Vṛṣabha; it was godharma to do as they pleased; once embraced in sexual love his brother's wife; for this he was floated down the Ganges;1 met Vairocana Bali who engaged him for Kṣetraja sons, five through Bali's queen and one through her servant-maid. This was Kākṣīvat.2 Surabhi warded him from the darkness clouding him; got the title Gotama;3 with Kākṣīvat he went to Girivraja and after penance reached heaven;4 a Ṛṣika and a Mantrakṛṭ.5

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 48. 41-57; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 34-76.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 5; Matsya-purāṇa 48. 58-78; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 92.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 48. 79-84.
  • 4) Ib. 48. 85-86.
  • 5) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 101, 111; Matsya-purāṇa 145. 95 and 105.

1c) A sage by Garbha.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 59. 93; 99. 37.

1d) A son of Utathya and Mamatā; father of Anga and others. Half-brother of Bharadvāja.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 18. 13; 19. 16.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Dīrghatamā (दीर्घतमा) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. ) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dīrghatamā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dirghatama in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dīrghatama (दीर्घतम).—n S (Poetry.) Gross or thick darkness: also fig. gross ignorance. Ex. bōlē tyajuni ati- dīrghatamā tamātēṃ ||.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Dīrghatama (दीर्घतम):—[=dīrgha-tama] [from dīrgha] mfn. longest.

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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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