Dirghatamas, aka: Dīrghatamas, Dirgha-tamas; 2 Definition(s)
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Dīrghatamas (दीर्घतमस्).—A great Muni. Birth. Aṅgiras, the son of Brahmā, had two sons, Utathya and Bṛhaspati. One day when Utathya was away from home, Bṛhaspati approached his elder brother’s wife, Mamatā, who was pregnant at the time, and tried to have sexual union with her. But she tried to dissuade him and said—"The child in my womb, born from Utathya’s semen has already mastered Vedas and Vedāṃgas. Your semen is also equally powerful. How can my womb bear the combined force of the two semens? So please refrain from this attempt of yours." But even after hearing these words of his sister-in-law, Bṛhaspati was not able to control his passions. At the time of the intercourse, when the semen of Bṛhaspati entered the womb, the child within it cried out—"Father ! this passion is improper. Two persons have no place here. So withdraw your semen." Bṛhaspati did not heed the request. The child in the womb repelled the semen that entered the womb with his foot and it dropped on the floor. Bṛhaspati who became angry, cursed the child. As a result, the boy was born blind. He got the name "Dīrghatamas" because he was born blind. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 104). (See full article at Story of Dīrghatamas from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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Dīrghatamas (दीर्घतमस्).—m. Name of a Vedic and paurānic sage; ऋषिर्दीर्घतमा नाम जात्यन्धो गुरुशापितः । त्वत्प्रसादाच्च चक्षुष्मांस्तेन सत्येन मोक्षय (ṛṣirdīrghatamā nāma jātyandho guruśāpitaḥ | tvatprasādācca cakṣuṣmāṃstena satyena mokṣaya) Hariv.
Dīrghatamas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dīrgha and tamas (तमस्).(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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