Durmarsha, Durmarṣa, Dur-marsha: 5 definitions

Introduction

Durmarsha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Durmarṣa can be transliterated into English as Durmarsa or Durmarsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Durmarṣa (दुर्मर्ष).—An asura, he clashed with the Devas at the churning of the sea of milk. (Bhāgavata daśamaskandha).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Durmarṣa (दुर्मर्ष).—Fought with Kāmadeva in the Devāsura war.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 10. 33.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Durmarsha (दुर्मर्श): A son of Dhritarashtra killed by Bhima.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Durmarśa (दुर्मर्श) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Durmarśa] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Durmarṣa (दुर्मर्ष).—a.

1) unbearable; Bhāg.6.5.42.

2) obstinate, hostile.

Durmarṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dur and marṣa (मर्ष).

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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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