Karnadhara, Karṇadhāra, Karna-dhara: 14 definitions
Karnadhara means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Karṇadhāra (कर्णधार) refers to the “captain (of a boat)”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 15) (“On the nakṣatras—‘asterisms’”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Those who are born on the lunar day of Revatī will be dealers in water-flowers, salt, gems, conch shells, pearls, creatures of water, fragrant flowers and perfumes; they may also be boat-men. Those who are born on the lunar day of Aśvinī will keep horses, will be commanders of army; physicians, servants, dealers in horse, riders, tradesmen or masters of horses”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Karṇadhāra (कर्णधार) as a title refers to the “captain” or chief of the merchants (sārthavāha) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 13.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
karṇadhāra (कर्णधार).—m S (A holder of the ear.) A helmsman or steersman.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
karṇadhāra (कर्णधार).—m Helmsman.
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.
Karṇadhāra (कर्णधार).—a helmsman, a pilot; अकर्णधारा जलधौ विप्लवेतेह नौरिव (akarṇadhārā jaladhau viplaveteha nauriva) H.3.2; अविनयनदीकर्णधार- कर्ण (avinayanadīkarṇadhāra- karṇa) Ve.4.
Derivable forms: karṇadhāraḥ (कर्णधारः).
Karṇadhāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms karṇa and dhāra (धार).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Karṇadhārā (कर्णधारा).—name of an apsaras: Kāraṇḍavvūha 3.10.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ) A pilot, a helmsman. E. karṇa the helm, dhṛñ to have or. hold, and aṇ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Karṇadhāra (कर्णधार).—i. e. karṇa -dhṛ + a, m. A helmsman, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 52, 75.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Karṇadhāra (कर्णधार).—[masculine] helmsman, sailor; [abstract] tā [feminine]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Karṇadhāra (कर्णधार):—[=karṇa-dhāra] [from karṇa] m. a helmsman, pilot, [Suśruta; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] a sailor, seaman, [Kathāsaritsāgara xviii, 300]
3) Karṇadhārā (कर्णधारा):—[=karṇa-dhārā] [from karṇa-dhāra > karṇa] f. Name of an Apsaras, [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Karṇadhāra (कर्णधार):—[karṇa-dhāra] (raḥ) 1. m. A pilot.
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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.
1) [noun] a person who steers a vessel; a steersman.
2) [noun] (fig.) one who controls or leads an organisation, government, etc.; a helmsman.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Karna, Dhara.
Starts with: Karnadharaka, Karnadharakatva, Karnadharata, Karnadharatva.
Ends with: Akarnadhara, Naukarnadhara.
Full-text: Naukarnadhara, Karnadharaka, Akarnadhara, Karnadharata, Paradarshaka, Pratitara, Tumburu, Jalaprapata, Kaivarta, Dhar, Apara, Makara, Dhara, Darshaka, Paurusheya.
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Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
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