Jaratkaru, aka: Jarat-karu; 6 Definition(s)
Jaratkaru 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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
1) He was a sage. He married the sister of the serpent Vasuki. The lady was also named Jaratkaru. They had a son named Astika. His body was originally huge, but he had reduced it to almost nothing by means of severe penances, and that is how he got his name (Jara=Waste, Karu=Huge). His wife Jaratkaru was also named so for a similar reason [Maha:1.40].
2) She is the sister of the serpent Vasuki. She married a sage, who was also named Jaratkaru. They had a son named Astika, who rescued the serpents when their race was under threat of extinction by King Janamejaya's snake-sacrifice.(Source): Apam Napat: Indian Mythology
Languages of India and abroad
jaratkāru (जरत्कारु).—c (The name of a sage.) A term for a thin, meagre, lank, emaciated person.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
jaratkāru (जरत्कारु).—c A term for a thin, meagre emaciated person.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Jaratkāru (जरत्कारु).—Name of a great sage who married a sister of the serpent Vāsuki. [One day as he was fallen asleep on the lap of his wife, the sun was about to set. His wife, perceiving that the time of offering his evening prayers was passing away, gently roused him. But he became angry with her for having disturbed his sleep, and left her never to return. He, however, told her, as he went, that she was pregnant and would give birth to a son who would be her support, and at the same time the saviour of the serpent-race. This son was Astika].
Derivable forms: jaratkāruḥ (जरत्कारुः).
Jaratkāru is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jarat and kāru (कारु).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Search found 5 books and stories containing Jaratkaru or Jarat-karu. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 12 - On the birth of Āstika < [Book 2]
Chapter 48 - On the anecdote of Manasā < [Book 9]
Chapter 47 - On Manasā’s story < [Book 9]
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Mahabharata - First Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
Section XXXIX < [Astika Parva]
Section XIII < [Astika Parva]
Section XLVII < [Astika Parva]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (by Swāmī Mādhavānanda)