Dridha, aka: Dṛḍha; 6 Definition(s)


Dridha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Dṛḍha can be transliterated into English as Drdha or Dridha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Dṛḍha (दृढ) refers to one of the twenty prakāras: rules used in the playing of drums (puṣkara) [with reference to Mṛdaṅga, Paṇava and Dardura] according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 33. Accordingly, “the playing which is in a medium tempo, harmonious, and has clearly produced syllables and is fit to accompany movements, is called Dṛḍha”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Dṛḍha (दृढ).—(DṚḌHAVARMAN). One of the hundred sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. Bhīmasena killed him in the great war. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 137).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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

dṛḍha (दृढ).—a (S) Firm, solid, compact, hard, dense, lit. fig. 2 Confirmed, ratified, established. 3 Mature--a deliberation: settled or fixed--a resolution. 4 In the general sense of Firm, tenacious, fastholding, important compounds are common and others are framable at will. Ex. dṛḍhaniścaya or dṛḍha- nirdhāra or dṛḍhasaṅkalpa Firm of resolve or purpose; dṛḍha- prayatna Hard or enduring in exertion or endeavor; dṛḍhasaṅkēta, dṛḍhasandhāna -niyama -viśvāsa -vaira -niṣṭha -vrata -tapa- sakhya -prēma -bhakti -dhairya -vacana -anusandhāna -pātivratya-saubhāgya. Also in the literal sense of Firm or hard; as dṛḍhatanu, dṛḍhadēha, dṛḍhaśarīra, dṛḍhāṅga Of firm or compact body.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dṛḍha (दृढ).—a Firm, solid, compact. Confirmed.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

Dṛḍha (दृढ).—a. [dṛṃh-kta ni° nalopaḥ]

1) Fixed, firm, strong, unswerving, untiring; असंगशस्त्रेण दृढेन छित्त्वा (asaṃgaśastreṇa dṛḍhena chittvā) Bg.15.3; दृढभक्तिः (dṛḍhabhaktiḥ) H.3.58; दृढव्रतम् (dṛḍhavratam) R.13.78.

2) Solid, massive.

3) Confirmed, established.

4) Steady, persevering; भजन्ते मां दृढव्रताः (bhajante māṃ dṛḍhavratāḥ) Bg.7.28.

5) Firmly fastened, shut fast.

6) Compact.

7) Tight, close, dense.

8) Strong, intense, great, excessive, mighty, severe, powerful; तस्याः करि- ष्यामि दृढानुतापम् (tasyāḥ kari- ṣyāmi dṛḍhānutāpam) Ku.3.8; R.11.46.

9) Tough.

1) Difficult to be drawn or bent (as a bow); दृढस्य धनुष आयमनम् (dṛḍhasya dhanuṣa āyamanam) Ch. Up.1.3.5.

11) Durable.

12) Reliable.

13) Certain, sure.

14) Hard-hearted, cruel; U.4.

15) Secure.

16) (In Math.) Reduced to the smallest number by a common divisor.

-ḍham 1 Iron.

2) A stronghold, fortress.

3) Excess, abundance, high degree

4) Anything fixed or firm or solid.

-ḍham ind.

1) Firmly, fast.

2) Very much, excessively, vehemently.

3) Thoroughly.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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