Duhsaha, Dussaha, Duḥsaha, Dus-saha, Duhshaha: 25 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Duḥsaha (दुःसह) is the Sanskrit name of one of Bharata’s sons, mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.26-33. After Brahmā created the Nāṭyaveda (nāṭyaśāstra), he ordered Bharata to teach the science to his (one hundred) sons. Bharata thus learned the Nāṭyaveda from Brahmā, and then made his sons study and learn its proper application. After their study, Bharata assigned his sons (eg., Duḥsaha) various roles suitable to them.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dussaha (दुस्सह).—A son of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. He was wounded by the arrows of Sātyaki and killed by Bhīma. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 135).

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Dussaha (दुस्सह) refers to “that which is unbearable to others”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.10.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] The drops of sweat caused by exhaustion fell on the Earth from the lord’s forehead and took the shape of a child immediately. O sage, the child was tawny-coloured and had four arms. He was comely in features. His brilliance was supermundane and unbearable to others [i.e., dussaha]. Like a common child he cried in front of the Great lord who was engaged in worldly activities. [...]”.

2) Duḥsaha (दुःसह) refers to “unbearable (heat)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.22 (“Description of Pārvatī’s penance”).—Accordingly, after Menā spoke to Pārvatī: “[...] Performing such austerities and engrossed in the muttering of the five-syllabled mantra, Pārvatī meditated on Śiva, the bestower of fruits of our cherished desires. Everyday during leisure time she used to water the trees planted by her along with her maids and extended acts of hospitality. Chill gusts of wind, cool showers, and unbearable [i.e., duḥsaha] heat she bore with equanimity”.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Duḥsaha (दुःसह) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.83) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Duḥsaha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Duḥsaha (दुःसह) is the son of a Brāhmaṇa’s wife and a Śūdra, who was born again as Sudurmukha of Gāndhāra, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—The story of the origin of Kubera (“lord of the Yakṣas” and “god of wealth”) runs like this:—“[...] A Brāhmaṇa named Somaśarman in Avanti left home in greed of gain. His wife, deserted by him developed illicit connection with a Śūdra. As a result she was blessed with a son named Duḥsaha. Due to such confusion of caste, the child so born, was looked down upon by his kinsfolk. So he grew way-ward and wicked and finally broke into a temple of Śiva to plunder. But since the wick of the lamp failed during his efforts to find treasure, he had to light no fewer than ten wicks more, thus unconciously paying homage to Śiva”.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Dussahā (दुस्सहा) is another name for Jambū, a medicinal plant possibly identified with Allium stracheyi Baker. or “Himalayan seasoning allium” from the Amaryllidaceae family of flowering plant, according to verse 5.84-85 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Dussahā and Jambū, there are a total of nine Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Duḥsaha (दुःसह) refers to “troubles” [?], according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “If one sees a very terrible sight or the family is being destroyed, one should worship the sacrifice of the sacred seats; then peace comes and troubles [i.e., duḥsaha] are destroyed”.

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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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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

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Source: archive.org: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Duḥsaha (दुःसह) refers to “becoming intolerable” (of the heat of the summer season), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the treatment of hawks]: “In summer, [...] when birds cry out piteously, then the season, like the forest fire, becomes intolerable (duḥsaha) to these birds [i.e., hawks], who are accustomed to the valleys of the Himalayas, on which fine slabs of stone lie scattered, cleanly washed by the waterfalls and overgrown with young shoots of emerald-green grass, and where the breezes blow fragrant with the exudation of the pine-trees. Therefore cooling processes should be now resorted to”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Dussaha (दुस्‍सह): A son of Dhritarashtra killed by Bhima.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Duḥsahā (दुःसहा) refers to “that which cannot be resisted”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Yama’s noose, which cannot be resisted [com.duḥsahā—‘that which cannot be resisted’] even by the chiefs of gods, demons, men and the lord of snakes, in half a moment binds the world of living souls. Yama is clearly the one and only chief conqueror of the three worlds [and] by the mere wish of whom do the 30 gods die”.

Synonyms: Durdharā.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Duhsaha in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dussaha : (adj.) difficult to bear on.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

duḥsaha (दुःसह).—a (S) corruptly dusmahī a Difficult of endurance, intolerable.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Duḥsaha (दुःसह).—(dussaha) a. unbearable, irresistible, insupportable. भवत्यनिष्टादपि नाम दुःसहात् (bhavatyaniṣṭādapi nāma duḥsahāt) Ku.

Duḥsaha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dus and saha (सह).

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

Duḥsaha (दुःसह).—mfn.

(-haḥ-hā-haṃ) Intolerable, difficult to be borne. E. dur, and saha what is borne.

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

Duḥsaha (दुःसह).—i. e. dus-sah + a, I. adj., f. , Insupportable, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 12, 76. Ii. m. A proper name, Mahābhārata 1, 2447. Iii. f. , A name of Śrī, Mahābhārata 12, 8154.

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

Duḥsaha (दुःसह).—[adjective] difficult to be borne, irresistible; ([abstract] tva [neuter]*).

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

1) Duḥṣaha (दुःषह):—[=duḥ-ṣaha] [from duḥ] mfn. irresistible, [Ṛg-veda ix, 91, 5] (cf. duḥ-s).

2) Duḥsaha (दुःसह):—[=duḥ-saha] [from duḥ] mfn. d° to be borne, unbearable, irresistible (-tva n.; [compound] -tara), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name an evil demon, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Dhṛta-rāṣṭra, [Mahābhārata i]

5) [v.s. ...] of Puru-kutsa, [Purāṇa]

6) Duḥsahā (दुःसहा):—[=duḥ-sahā] [from duḥ-saha > duḥ] f. Name of Śrī, [Mahābhārata xii, 8154]

7) [v.s. ...] of a shrub (= nāga-damanī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Duḥsaha (दुःसह):—[duḥ-saha] (haḥ-hā-haṃ) a. Intolerable.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dussaha (दुस्सह) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Dussaha.

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Duhsaha in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Duḥsaha (दुःसह):—(a) intolerable, unbearable, unendurable; hence ~[] (nf).

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Dussaha (दुस्सह) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Dussaha.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Duḥsaha (ದುಃಸಹ):—[adjective] that cannot be endured, tolerated or put up with.

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dussaha (ದುಸ್ಸಹ):—[adjective] unbearable; intolerable; unendurable.

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Dussaha (ದುಸ್ಸಹ):—[noun] that which is unbearable, intolerable or unendurable.

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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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