Druhyu: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Druhyu (द्रुह्यु):—One of the sons of Yayāti (one of the six sons of Nahuṣa) and Śarmiṣṭhā (daughter of Vṛṣaparvā). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.18.33)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Druhyu (द्रुह्यु).—A son of King Yayāti. Two sons, Yadu and Turvasu were born to Yayāti, the son of Nahuṣa, by his wife Devayānī and three sons Druhyu, Anudruhyu and Pūru by his wife Śarmiṣṭhā. Druhyu was cursed by his father because he did not comply with the request of his father to exchange his old age with the youth of his son. The curse was that his desires would not be realized, that he would stay in places where he would not like to stay that his kingdom would be lost and that he would be called Bhoja. (See under Yayāti).

2) Druhyu (द्रुह्यु).—A son of Matināra, a King of the Pūru dynasty. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 94, Stanza 14).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Druhyu (द्रुह्यु).—A son of Yayāti and Sarmiṣṭhā and father of Babhru and Satu;1 after being refused by Yadu and Turvasu approached by Yayāti; he also declined to part with his youth to his father and was therefore cursed to have no pleasures in life and to be wandering about the countries and oceans with no settled kingdom;2 became over-lord of the south-eastern (west br. p., vā. p. and Viṣṇu-purāṇa) part of the kingdom;3 from him begins the Bhoja line.4

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 18, 33 and 41; 23. 14; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 133; Vāyu-purāṇa 1. 156; 93. 17; 99. 7; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 17. 1.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 24. 54; 32. 10; 23. 16-20; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 50; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 10. 6, 13.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 34. 30; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 90; Viṣṇu-purāṇa 10. 31.
  • 4) Matsya-purāṇa 48. 6.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Druhyu (द्रुह्यु) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.70.32) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Druhyu) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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

Druhyu (द्रुह्यु).—

1) Name of a Vedic tribe.

2) Name of the son of Yayāti and Śarmiṣṭhā यदुं च तुर्वसुं चैव देवयानि व्यजायत । द्रुह्युं चानुं च पूरुं च शर्मिष्ठा वार्षपर्वणी (yaduṃ ca turvasuṃ caiva devayāni vyajāyata | druhyuṃ cānuṃ ca pūruṃ ca śarmiṣṭhā vārṣaparvaṇī) || Visnu. P.

Derivable forms: druhyuḥ (द्रुह्युः).

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

Druhyu (द्रुह्यु).—[masculine] [Name] of an ancient king, [plural] of a people.

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

1) Druhyu (द्रुह्यु):—[from druhu > druh] m. [plural] Name of a people, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] sg. Name of a son of Yayāti and brother of Yadu etc., [Mahābhārata] ([wrong reading] duhyu), [Harivaṃśa] ([varia lectio] druhya), [Purāṇa]

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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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