Dushshasana, Duśśāsana: 5 definitions

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Introduction:

Dushshasana means something in 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.

The Sanskrit term Duśśāsana can be transliterated into English as Dussasana or Dushshasana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dushshasana in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Duśśāsana (दुश्शासन).—A son of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. His birth. See under Kauravas. (See full article at Story of Duśśāsana from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Duśśāsana (दुश्शासन).—Another Duśśāsana, servant of the son of King Khaḍgabāhu of Saurāṣṭra is also mentioned in the Purāṇas.

2) Khaḍgabāhu had a famous elephant, which one night broke its chains and escaped, and all the mahouts could not chain it again. People in terror of the elephant ran helter-skelter. Now, a brahmin was going that way chanting verses of the 16th Chapter of the Gītā, and even though the mahouts warned him he did not change his path. Instead he saluted the elephant by touching its cheeks and proceeded on his way unhurt by the animal. The King felt great respect for the brahmin when he was told that he owed his miraculous powers to the 16th chapter of the Gītā, and he took the brahmin with him to his palace. The King gave him 100,000 golden coins and received from him the Gītā mantra. He began reciting daily certain verses in the 16th Chapter of the Bhagavadgītā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Duśśāsana (दुश्शासन).—A son of Dhṛtarāṣṭra, gave evil advice to Duryodhana.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 3. 13; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 20. 39; V. 35. 27.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dushshasana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

duśśāsana (दुश्शासन).—a S Difficult of government or management.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dushshasana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Duśśāsana (दुश्शासन).—m.

(-naḥ) One of the Kaurava princes. E. dur, and śāsana government.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Duśśāsana (दुश्शासन):—[du-śśāsana] (naḥ) 1. m. A Kuru prince.

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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 (even English!). 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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