Duhshasana, Duhsāsana, Duḥśāsana, Dus-shasana: 11 definitions


Duhshasana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Duḥśāsana can be transliterated into English as Duhsasana or Duhshasana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Duḥśāsana (दुःशासन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.82) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Duḥśāsana) 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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Duhsāsana (दुःशासन): brother of Duryodhana who dragged Draupadi into the assembly hall and attempted to strip her naked after she had been lost as a wager by Yudhishtira. He eventually gave up when Krishna came to Draupadi's aid. The pandava Bhima killed him at Kurukshetra and drank his blood in accordance with the vow he had taken.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Duḥśāsana (दुःशासन) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Duḥśāsana] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Duḥśāsana (दुःशासन).—a. difficult to be managed or governed, intractable.

-naḥ Name of one of the 1 sons of धृतराष्ट्र (dhṛtarāṣṭra). [He was brave and warlike, but wicked and intractable. When Yudhi- ṣṭhira staked and lost even Draupadī, Duhśāsana dragged her into the assembly by her hair and began to strip her of every clothing; but Krisna, ever ready to help the distressed, covered her from shame and ignominy. Bhīma was so much exasperated at this dastardly act of Duhśāsana that he vowed in the assembly that he would not rest till he had drunk the villain's blood. On the 16th day of the great war Bhīma encountered Duhśāsana in a single combat, killed him with ease, and drank, according to his resolution, his blood to his heart's content.]

Duḥśāsana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dus and śāsana (शासन).

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

Duḥśāsana (दुःशासन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Ungovernable, ill managed, intractable. E. dur, and śāsana an edict. duḥkhena śiṣyate asau karmaṇi yuc .

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

Duḥśāsana (दुःशासन).—m. a proper name, Mahābhārata 1, 2447.

Duḥśāsana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dus and śāsana (शासन).

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

Duḥśāsana (दुःशासन).—[masculine] [Name] of a son of Dhrtarastra.

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

1) Duḥśāsana (दुःशासन):—[=duḥ-śāsana] [from duḥ] mfn. idem, [Pāṇini 3-3, 130], [vArttika] 1, [Patañjali]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Dhṛta-rāṣṭra, [Mahābhārata i.]

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

Duḥśāsana (दुःशासन):—[(naḥ-nā-naṃ) a.] Ungovernable.

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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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