Durvishaha, Durviṣaha, Dur-vishaha: 7 definitions


Durvishaha 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 Durviṣaha can be transliterated into English as Durvisaha or Durvishaha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Durviṣaha (दुर्विषह).—(DURVIGĀHA). One of the 100 sons or Dhṛtarāṣṭra. He attended the svayaṃvara of Pāñcālī, On the occasion of the procession of Duryodhana and others, Durviṣaha was put in prison. (Vana Parva, Chapter 242, Verse 12). He was killed by Bhīmasena in the great war. (Śalya Parva, Chapter 26, Verse 20).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Durviṣaha (दुर्विषह) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.177.1) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Durviṣaha) 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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Durvishaha (दुर्विषह): A warrior fighting on the Kaurava side.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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

Durviṣaha (दुर्विषह) 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 Durviṣaha] 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

Durviṣaha (दुर्विषह).—a. unbearable, intolerable, irresistible.

-haḥ Name of Śiva.

Durviṣaha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dur and viṣaha (विषह).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Durviṣaha (दुर्विषह).—mfn.

(-haḥ-hā-haṃ) Difficult to be sustained or supported. E. dur and vi before, saha to bear. duḥkhena viṣahyate asau dur + vi + saha karmaṇi khal .

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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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