Dridhavrata, Dṛḍhavrata, Dridha-vrata: 14 definitions


Dridhavrata 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 Dṛḍhavrata can be transliterated into English as Drdhavrata or Dridhavrata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dridhavrata in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dṛḍhavrata (दृढव्रत) refers to a “firm observance of sacred rites”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.15 (“The penance and reign of Tārakāsura”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “[...] For a hundred years he [Tāraka] performed penance with his hands lifted up, standing on only one leg and gazing at the sun. With his mind steady and firm he observed all sacred rites [i.e., dṛḍhavrata]. Then for a hundred years, the lord and king of Asuras, Tāraka performed the penance: stood steady touching the ground with the single big toe. For hundred years he performed penance by drinking only water; another hundred years by sustaining himself on air alone, another hundred years standing in water and another hundred years standing on dry land. [...]”.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dṛḍhavrata (दृढव्रत).—A brahmarṣi who lived in South India. (Śānti Parva, Chapter 208, Verse 28).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dṛḍhavrata (दृढव्रत).—A son of Śikhaṇḍi, the avatār of the 18th Dvāpara.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 183.

1b) Leads to Varuṇa loka.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 101. 44.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Dridhavrata in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Dṛḍhavrata (दृढव्रत) is pupil of Muni Tapodhana, as mentioned to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 118. Accordingly, as Tapodhana said to emperor Merudhvaja: “... and I will send you as a messenger this my pupil Dṛḍhavrata, who has acquired the shape of an unrestrained mighty bird going with a wish; and on him shall Muktāphaladhvaja ride”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Dṛḍhavrata, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Dridhavrata in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Dṛḍhavrata (दृढव्रत) refers to “one who is firm in the observance of his ascetic’s vow”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Or else, (he may be an ascetic who) always lives in a cave and eats roots, wears bark clothes, keeps silence and is firm (in the observance of his ascetic’s) vow [i.e., dṛḍhavrata]; whether he has dreadlocks or shaved head, he is ever intent on the practice of chastity. He knows the reality of concentration and meditation and does not keep the company of the worldly(-minded). [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dridhavrata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dṛḍhavrata (दृढव्रत).—a.

1) firm in religious austerity. एवं दृढव्रतो नित्यं ब्रह्मचारी समाहितः (evaṃ dṛḍhavrato nityaṃ brahmacārī samāhitaḥ) Manusmṛti 11.81.

2) firm, faithful.

3) persevering, persistent.

Dṛḍhavrata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dṛḍha and vrata (व्रत).

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

Dṛḍhavrata (दृढव्रत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Observing steadily a religious vow or obligation, E. dṛḍha, and vrata a vow.

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

Dṛḍhavrata (दृढव्रत).—adj. 1. one who observes his vows, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 81. 2. persevering in observing one’s vow, [Sundopasundopākhyāna] 1, 10. 3. persisting in, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 52, 52.

Dṛḍhavrata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dṛḍha and vrata (व्रत).

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

Dṛḍhavrata (दृढव्रत).—[adjective] strict, faithful (lit. whose vows are firm); firmly insisting on ([locative]) or devoted to (—°).

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

1) Dṛḍhavrata (दृढव्रत):—[=dṛḍha-vrata] [from dṛḍha > dṛh] mfn. ‘firm-vowed’, firm in austerity or resolution, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] persevering in, intent upon, devoted to ([locative case] or [compound]), [Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Dṛḍhavrata (दृढव्रत):—[dṛḍha-vrata] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Faithful to vows.

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Dridhavrata 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

[«previous next»] — Dridhavrata in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dṛḍhavrata (ದೃಢವ್ರತ):—

1) [noun] a strict, scrupulous adherence to religious rules or commandments.

2) [noun] a man who adheres so to religious rules or observances.

3) [noun] a man having very firm, resolute mind.

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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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