Dridhashva, Dṛḍhāśva: 5 definitions


Dridhashva 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.

The Sanskrit term Dṛḍhāśva can be transliterated into English as Drdhasva or Dridhashva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Devotees Vaishnavas: Śrī Garga Saṃhitā

There was a king of Bengal named Dṛḍhāśva who always laughed at deformed Lomaśa Muni. The great sage Lomaśa cursed him: "Now become a horrible demon with the face of a pig!" By the sage's curse the king became a pig-faced demon named Kola. Killed by Lord Baladeva, the great demon Kola gave up his demon body and went to the spiritual world.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Dṛḍhāśva (दृढाश्व):—One of the three remaining sons of Kuvalayāśva (son of Bṛhadaśva). He had a son named Haryaśva. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.6.23-24)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dṛḍhāśva (दृढाश्व).—A famous king of the Ikṣvāku dynasty. He was the son of Kuvalayāśva who had 21,000 sons. All those sons but three were killed in the fight with an asura called Dhundhu. The three sons who survived the killing were Dṛḍhāśva, Kapilāśva and Candrāśva. (Vana Parva, Chapter 204).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dṛḍhāśva (दृढाश्व).—A son of Kuvalāśva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 62.

1b) A son of Kuvalayāśva (Dhundumāra) and father of Haryaśva; swallowed the fire from Dhundhu's mouth.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 6. 23-24. Matsya-purāṇa 12. 32: Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 61-2. Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 2. 42-3.
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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-English dictionary

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

1) Dṛḍhāśva (दृढाश्व):—[from dṛḍha > dṛh] m. ‘strong-horsed’, Name of a son of Dhundhu-māra, [Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] of a son of Kāśya, [Purāṇa] ([varia lectio] dha-dhanus and -hanu).

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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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