Dridhavrata, aka: Dṛḍhavrata, Dridha-vrata; 5 Definition(s)


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)

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

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Katha (narrative stories)

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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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Dṛḍhavrata (दृढव्रत).—a.

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

2) firm, faithful.

3) persevering, persistent.

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

Source: DDSA: The practical 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: Shabda-Sagara 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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