Dirghika, Dīrghikā: 11 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Dīrghikā (दीर्घिका).—A daughter of Viśvakarman. She was abnormally tall, and since there was the Śāstric injunction that he who married such women would die within six months none came forward to wed her.
Dīrghikā began a penance for a good husband. As it continued for years together symptoms of old age began to appear in her. At this juncture an old and ailing householder came there. On certain conditions he married Dīrghikā. After sometime, in obedience to the husband’s wisn Dīrghikā set out on a tour carrying him on her shoulders. Though Māṇḍavya cursed her husband on their way, due to the chastity of Dīrghikā the curse proved to be ineffective. The similarity in the stories of Śāṇḍilī and this Dīrghikā leads us to think that they might have been one and the same person.
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India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Dīrghikā.—(SITI), bath; a long or oval pond. Note: dīrghikā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A long or oblong lake; दीर्घिकापद्मिनी (dīrghikāpadminī) M.2.13; वन्यैरिदानीं महिषैस्तदम्भः शृङ्गाहतं क्रोशति दीर्घिकाणाम् (vanyairidānīṃ mahiṣaistadambhaḥ śṛṅgāhataṃ krośati dīrghikāṇām) R.16.13.
2) A well or lake in general.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Dīrghika (दीर्घिक).—Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.173.3, or Dīrghila, 182.7 (corresp. to Pali Dīghīti), name of a king of Kosala, conquered by Brahmadatta of Benares; reference to his story in the Dīrghila-sūtra of the Madhyamāgama (Samādhisaṃyuk- taka), 182.8.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kā) A large and long pond. E. dīrgha long, affix ka, fem. form.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dīrghikā (दीर्घिका).—i. e. dīrgha + ka, f. An oblong pond, Mahābhārata 1, 5004.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dīrghikā (दीर्घिका).—[feminine] a (long) lake or pond.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dīrghikā (दीर्घिका):—[from dīrgha] f. an oblong lake or pond, [Mahābhārata; Suśruta; Kāvya literature]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dīrghikā (दीर्घिका):—(kā) 1. f. A large pond.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Dīrghikā (दीर्घिका):—(von dīrgha) f. ein länglicher See, ein länglicher Teich [Amarakoṣa 1, 2, 3, 28.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 1, 2, 28.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1092.] [Mahābhārata 1, 5004. 13, 3248.] [Harivaṃśa 8366.] [Rāmāyaṇa 3, 61, 17.] [Suśruta 2, 484, 19.] [Mālavikāgnimitra 8, 5. 33.] [Raghuvaṃśa 16, 13.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 10, 166. 26, 87.] [Geschichte des Vidūṣaka 284.] — Vgl. tridaśa .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Dīrghikā (दीर्घिका):—f. —
1) ein länglicher See , — Teich. —
2) *Balanites Roxburghii [Rājan 6,72.]
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 135 - Boon to a Chaste Lady: Dīrghikā < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 136 - Origin of Dīrghikā < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Śrī Śrī Rādhikā Aṣṭottara-Śata-Nāma-Stotraṃ (by Śrīla Raghunātha Dāsa Gosvāmi)