Durdanta, Durdānta, Dur-danta, Durdāntā, Durdamta: 11 definitions


Durdanta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Durdāntā (दुर्दान्ता) is the name of a Piśācī mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Durdāntā).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Durdānta (दुर्दान्त) is the son of king Durdarśana, according to chapter 1.1 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.


“[...] Having represented Śrīmatī’s story on canvas by pictures, Paṇḍitā, learned in strategy, went quickly to display it outside. [...] Just then King Durdarśana’s son, who was fittingly named Durdānta, came there. He looked at the canvas with circumspection for a moment, fell on the ground in a pretended faint, and got up like one who has regained consciousness”.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Durdānta (दुर्दान्त).—a.

1) hard to be tamed or subdued, untamable; Śiśupālavadha 12.22.

2) intractable, proud, insolent; दुर्दान्तानां दमनविधयः क्षत्रियेष्वायतन्ते (durdāntānāṃ damanavidhayaḥ kṣatriyeṣvāyatante) Mv.3.34. (-taḥ) 1 a calf.

2) a strife, quarrel.

3) Name of Śiva.

Durdānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dur and dānta (दान्त).

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

Durdānta (दुर्दान्त).—mfn.

(-ntaḥ-ntā-ntaṃ) Untameable, intractable, difficult to be restrained or disciplined. m.

(-ntaḥ) 1. Strife, tumult. 2. A caff. E. dur, and dānta daunted. duḥkhena dāntaḥ damitaḥ dami + kta vā ni0 .

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

Durdānta (दुर्दान्त).—[adjective] badly tamed or hard to tame; [masculine] [Name] of a lion.

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

1) Durdānta (दुर्दान्त):—[=dur-dānta] [from dur] mfn. badly tamed, untamable, uncontrolled, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a calf, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] strife, quarrel, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a lion, [Hitopadeśa]

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

Durdānta (दुर्दान्त):—[dur-dānta] (ntaḥ-ntā-ntaṃ) a. Untamable. n. Strife, tumult; a calf.

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

Durdānta (दुर्दान्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Duddaṃta.

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Durdanta 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Durdāṃta (ದುರ್ದಾಂತ):—[adjective] that cannot be corrected, tamed, reformed; incorrigible.

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Durdāṃta (ದುರ್ದಾಂತ):—[noun] that which cannot be tamed, corrected, reformed etc.

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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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