Ditija, Diti-ja: 10 definitions


Ditija 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ditija (दितिज) refers to an “Asura”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.7 (“Commencement of the War”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Duels were fought by the gods and the Asuras crushing (vimardana) each other, on seeing which heroes were delighted and cowards were terrified. The Asura (ditija) Tāraka of great strength fought with Indra, Saṃhrāda with Agni and Yama with Jambha. Lord Varuṇa fought with Nairṛta and Bala. Suvīra, the king of Guhyas, fought with Vāyu. [...]”.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ditija (दितिज).—a demon, a Rākṣasa.

Derivable forms: ditijaḥ (दितिजः).

Ditija is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms diti and ja (ज). See also (synonyms): dititanaya.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ditija (दितिज).—m.

(-jaḥ) An Asura, a sort of Titan or giant. E. diti as above, and ja born.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ditija (दितिज).—[diti-ja], and ditinandana diti-nandana, m. A Daitya or demon, Mahābhārata 13, 971; [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 8, 10, 3.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ditija (दितिज).—[masculine] a son of Diti, a Daitya.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ditija (दितिज):—[=diti-ja] [from diti > dita] m. son of D°s, a Daitya, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ditija (दितिज):—[diti-ja] (jaḥ) 1. m. A demon.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ditija 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ditija (ದಿತಿಜ):—

1) [noun] a mythological race believed to be the enemies of the gods, and to whom wicked, cruel an fiendish qualities are ascribed.

2) [noun] a male member of this race; a demon.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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