Durgati, aka: Dur-gati; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 21. 86.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (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.

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