Durdharsha, Durdharṣa, Dur-dharsha: 10 definitions

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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)

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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)

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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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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.]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Durdharṣa (दुर्धर्ष):—(2. duṣ + dharṣa)

1) adj. f. ā dem man nichts anhaben kann, vor Angriffen sicher, unantastbar, dem schwer beizukommen ist, dem man nicht in die Nähe kommen mag, gefährlich; von Personen: durdharṣāṃ tarkayāmāsa dīptāmagniśikhāmiva [Nalopākhyāna 11, 34.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 1, 12, 21. 4, 22, 57.] [Mahābhārata 1, 2918. 3, 16326. 4, 823. 5, 3303. 7420.] [Nalopākhyāna 11, 8.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 1, 43. 14, 16. 28, 21. 4, 9, 28. 31, 25.] (vāhinī) babhūva durdharṣatarā sendrairapi surāsuraiḥ [6, 16, 58.] samudra [2, 34, 45.] [Prooemium im Hitopadeśa 5.] parikhāḥ [Mahābhārata 3, 16325.] pura [Arjunasamāgama 10, 10.] [Rāmāyaṇa 4, 41, 52. 5, 26, 40.] ākāśagaṅgā [4, 44, 61.] tāpasāśramamaṇḍala [3, 6, 1.] vana [10, 11.] śastrāṇi [Harivaṃśa 2327.] ninada [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 40, 20.] dveṣa [Rājataraṅgiṇī 3, 520.] grässlich, schrecklich: toyepsā [Mahābhārata 14, 1621.] saṃtāpa 1849. —

2) m. Nomen proprium a) eines toyepsā [Mahābhārata 14, 1621.] saṃtāpa [1849.] —

2) m. Nomen proprium a) eines Sohnes des Dhṛtarāṣṭra (vgl. durdhara) [Mahābhārata 1, 2729. 4542.] — b) eines Berges in Kuśadvīpa [Mahābhārata 6, 451.] —

3) f. ā Name zweier Pflanzen: a) = nāgadamanī . — b) = kanthārī [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] — Vgl. durādharṣa, duṣpradharṣa .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Durdharṣa (दुर्धर्ष):——

1) Adj. (f. ā) — a) dem man Nichts anhaben kann , vor Angriffen sicher , unantastbar , dem schwer beizukommen ist , dem man nicht in die Nähe kommen mag , gefährlich. — b) grässlich , schrecklich.

2) m. Nomen proprium — a) eines Sohnes des Dhṛtarāṣṭra. — b) eines Berges in Kuśadvīpa. —

3) *f. ā — a) eine Art Opuntia [Rājan 8,54.] — b) ein best. Strauch , = nāgadamanī.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

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

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