Durdharsha, Durdharṣa, Dur-dharsha: 14 definitions


Durdharsha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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 Durdharṣa can be transliterated into English as Durdharsa or Durdharsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Durdharsh.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Durdharsha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Durdharṣa (दुर्धर्ष) refers to “that (difficult penance) which cannot be surpassed” [?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.26 (“Pārvatī-Jaṭila dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin) said to Pārvatī: “I am an aged Brahmin roaming about as I please. I am an intelligent ascetic bestowing happiness and helping others. Who are you? What is your parentage? Why do you perform penance in this isolated forest? Your penance cannot be surpassed [i.e., durdharṣatapaścarasi durdharṣaṃ] even by the sages of eminent status. You are neither a small girl nor an old woman. You appear to be an auspicious young woman. How is it that you are performing this penance even when you are unmarried. [...]”.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Durdharṣa (दुर्धर्ष) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.108.3) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Durdharṣa) 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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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Durdharsha in Ayurveda glossary
Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Durdharṣā (दुर्धर्षा) 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 Durdharṣā 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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Durdharsha in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Durdharṣa (दुर्धर्ष) refers to “(animals which are) hard to catch”, according to verse 3-52 of the Śivasaṃhitā.—Accordingly, “Through the power of practice, the Yogin obtains Bhūcarī Siddhi, whereby he can move like the animals which are hard to catch (durdharṣa-jantu) when hands are clapped”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Durdharsha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Durdharṣa (दुर्धर्ष).—a.

1) inviolable, unassailable.

2) inaccessible; संयोजयति विद्यैव नीचगापि नरं सरित् । समुद्रमिव दुर्धर्षं नृपं भाग्य- मतः परम् (saṃyojayati vidyaiva nīcagāpi naraṃ sarit | samudramiva durdharṣaṃ nṛpaṃ bhāgya- mataḥ param) || H. Pr.5.

3) fearful, dreadful.

4) haughty.

Durdharṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dur and dharṣa (धर्ष).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Durdharṣa (दुर्धर्ष).—name of a Bodhisattva: Mahāvyutpatti 699 (with epithet kumārabhūta).

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

Durdharṣa (दुर्धर्ष).—adj. 1. difficult to be injured or attacked, [Nala] 11, 36; [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 16, 58. 2. dangerous, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 2327. 3. horrible, Mahābhārata 14, 1849.

Durdharṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dus and dharṣa (धर्ष).

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

Durdharṣa (दुर्धर्ष).—[adjective] difficult to be assaulted or approached, invincible, dangerous, terrible; [abstract] [feminine], tva [neuter]

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

1) Durdharṣa (दुर्धर्ष):—[=dur-dharṣa] [from dur] mfn. d° to be assaulted or laid hold of, inviolable, inaccessible, unconquerable, dangerous, dreadful, awful, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc. (-tā f., [Mahābhārata]; -tva n., [Bhāgavata-purāṇa])

2) [v.s. ...] haughty, distant, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Dhṛta-rāṣṭra (cf. dhara), [Mahābhārata i]

4) [v.s. ...] of a Rākṣasa, [Rāmāyaṇa v]

5) [v.s. ...] of a mountain in Kuśa-dvīpa, [Mahābhārata vi, 451]

6) Durdharṣā (दुर्धर्षा):—[=dur-dharṣā] [from dur-dharṣa > dur] f. Name of two plants (= nāga-damanī and kanthārī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Durdharṣa (दुर्धर्ष) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Duddharisa.

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Durdharsha 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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Hindi dictionary

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

Durdharṣa (दुर्धर्ष) [Also spelled durdharsh]:—(a) invincible, indomitable, difficult to subdue; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Durdharsha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Durdharṣa (ದುರ್ಧರ್ಷ):—

1) [adjective] that cannot be opposed, attacked or defeated; unassailable.

2) [adjective] creating fear, terror or awe.

3) [adjective] awfully haughty.

4) [adjective] causing or likely to cause danger; dangerous; perilous.

5) [adjective] that cannot be tolerated or borne; intolerable.

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Durdharṣa (ದುರ್ಧರ್ಷ):—[noun] a man who cannot be successfully attacked; an unassailable man.

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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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