Durgati, aka: Dur-gati; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

Durgati means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Hinduism

Purana

Durgati (दुर्गति).—A commander of Bhaṇḍa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 21. 86.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Durgati (दुर्गति, “destination”) or Durgatibhaya refers to the “fear of a bad destination” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 71). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., durgati). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

durgati (दुर्गति).—f (S Bad state.) Applied to any disgraceful or distressful condition; a pickle, plight, predicament, trouble, scrape. 2 S Hell.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

durgati (दुर्गति).—f Applied to any disgraceful or distressful condition. Hell.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Durgati (दुर्गति).—f.

1) misfortune, poverty, want, trouble, indigence; न हि कल्याणकृत्कश्चिद् दुर्गतिं तात गच्छति (na hi kalyāṇakṛtkaścid durgatiṃ tāta gacchati) Bg.6.4.

2) a difficult situation or path.

3) hell.

Derivable forms: durgatiḥ (दुर्गतिः).

Durgati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dur and gati (गति).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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