Ghritaprishtha, Ghṛtapṛṣṭha, Ghrita-prishtha: 7 definitions


Ghritaprishtha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Ghṛtapṛṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Ghrtaprstha or Ghritaprishtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Ghritaprishtha in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ghṛtapṛṣṭha (घृतपृष्ठ).—A son of Priyavrata, brother of Uttānapāda. Svāyambhuvamanu had two famous sons called Priyavrata and Uttānapāda. Priyavrata, the elder son, married two daughters of Viśvakarmaprajāpati called Surūpā and Barhiṣmatī, and of Surūpā were born ten sons called Agnīdhra, Idhmajihva, Yajñabāhu, Mahāvīra, Rukmaśukra, Ghṛtapṛṣṭha, Savana, Medhātithi and Vītihotra, and also one daughter called Ūrjasvatī. (Devībhāgavata, 8th Skandha).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ghṛtapṛṣṭha (घृतपृष्ठ).—A son of Priyavrata, appointed Lord of Krauñcadvīpa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 1. 25 and 33; 20. 20.
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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»] — Ghritaprishtha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ghṛtapṛṣṭha (घृतपृष्ठ).—a. having a shining body.

Ghṛtapṛṣṭha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ghṛta and pṛṣṭha (पृष्ठ).

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

Ghṛtapṛṣṭha (घृतपृष्ठ).—[adjective] (having a back or surface) smeared with ghee.

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

1) Ghṛtapṛṣṭha (घृतपृष्ठ):—[=ghṛta-pṛṣṭha] [from ghṛta > ghṛ] mf(ā)n. (ta-) one whose back is brilliant with ghee ([especially] Agni and his horses), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] m. (hence) the fire (agni), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa v]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Priya-vrata by Barhiṣmatī (sovereign of Krauñca-dvīpa), [ib.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Ghritaprishtha in German

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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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