Jharjhara, Jhārjhara: 13 definitions

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Jharjhara 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Jharjhara in Purana glossary
Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna

Jharjhara (झर्झर): a Musical Instrument.—It was a kind of drum. Though the Ṛgveda mentions Dundubhi (i.e., a drum) we do not find Jharjhara there. The Jātakas too are silent and so is the Rāmāyaṇa. The Mahābhārata has it. About its use in later times it is difficult to be definite at the present state of our knowledge. The Vāyu-purāṇa mentions it in the same manner as in the case of Bherī.

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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Jharjhara in Kavya glossary
Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Jharjhara (झर्झर) refers to a kind of cymbal, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 15.17.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Jharjhara in Hinduism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Jharjhara is mentioned as one of the sons of Hiraṇyākṣa in the Viṣṇu-purāṇa.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Jharjhara (झर्झर).—

1) A sort of drum.

2) The Kali age.

3) A cane-staff.

4) An iron instrument used in cooking.

5) A cymbal.

-rā A whore, harlot.

-rī A sort of drum.

-ram A sound as of splashing or dropping.

Derivable forms: jharjharaḥ (झर्झरः).

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Jhārjhara (झार्झर).—A tabor-player, drummer.

Derivable forms: jhārjharaḥ (झार्झरः).

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

Jharjhara (झर्झर).—mf. (-raḥ-rī) A sort of drum. m.

(-raḥ) 1. The Kaliyuga, the present Yug or age of the world. 2. The name of a river. 3. A canestaff. 4. A cymbal f.

(-rā) A whore. n.

(-raṃ) A sound as of splashing or dropping. E. jharjha an imitative sound like that of water splashing, &c. and ra what makes, from with ḍa affix, or jharjha to censure, and karac Unadi aff.

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Jhārjhara (झार्झर).—mf. (-raḥ-rī) A tabor player, a drummer. E. jharjhara a cymbal, affix aṇ; also with ṭhak affix jhārjharika.

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

Jharjhara (झर्झर).—i. e. jharjhar, a reduplicated form of an imitative sound, + a, m. and f. , A kind of drum, Mahābhārata 6, 4463; [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 99, 23 (but Sch., A flute); [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 13212.

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

Jharjhara (झर्झर).—[masculine] ī [feminine] a sort of drum.

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

1) Jharjhara (झर्झर):—m. a kind of drum, [Mahābhārata vi ff.; Pāṇini 4-4, 56; Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa vi, 99, 23]

2) a strainer, [Bhāvaprakāśa v, 11, 125]

3) = raka, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Name of a Daitya (son of Hiraṇyākṣa), [Harivaṃśa 194]

5) of a river, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) n. a sound as of splashing or dropping, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) Jharjharā (झर्झरा):—[from jharjhara] f. a harlot (cf. ṛccharā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Jhārjhara (झार्झर):—m. ([from] jharjhara) a drummer, tabor-player, [Pāṇini 4-4, 56.]

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

1) Jharjhara (झर्झर):—(raḥ) 1. m. The Kali yug. The name of a river. (raḥ-rī) m. f. A kind of drum. f. () A whore. n. Sound of splashing.

2) Jhārjhara (झार्झर):—[(raḥ-rā)] 1. m. f. A cymbal player.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Jharjhara (झर्झर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Jhajjhara.

[Sanskrit to German]

Jharjhara 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Jharjhara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jharjhara (ಝರ್ಝರ):—[adjective] occurring or existing in a high degree; very strong; violent, extreme, sharp; intensive.

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Jharjhara (ಝರ್ಝರ):—

1) [noun] a courageous, undaunted man.

2) [noun] the quality of being brave, courageous; courage; bravery.

3) [noun] open armed conflict between two hostile armies.

4) [noun] an army having courageous soldiers.

5) [noun] (fig.) a cruel, inhuman action.

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Jharjhara (ಝರ್ಝರ):—[noun] a kind of musical instrument .

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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