Dvarakanatha, Dvārakānātha, Dvaraka-natha: 3 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dvarakanatha in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dvārakānātha (द्वारकानाथ).—Kṛṣṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 36. 31.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dvarakanatha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dvārakānātha (द्वारकानाथ).—epithets of Kṛṣṇa.

Derivable forms: dvārakānāthaḥ (द्वारकानाथः).

Dvārakānātha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvārakā and nātha (नाथ). See also (synonyms): dvārakeśa, dvārikeśa, dvārikānātha, dvārakāpati, dvārikāpati.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dvārakānātha (द्वारकानाथ):—[=dvārakā-nātha] [from dvārakā > dvāḥ] m. ‘lord of Dvārakā’, Name of Kṛṣṇa, [Religious Thought and Life in India]

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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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