Phaladatri, Phaladātṛ, Phala-datri: 3 definitions

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Phaladatri 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 Phaladātṛ can be transliterated into English as Phaladatr or Phaladatri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Phaladatri in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Phaladātṛ (फलदातृ) refers to the “bestower of the (good) fruits of penance”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.12 (“The Gods go back to their abodes”).—Accordingly, as Maya-Asura eulogized Śiva: “[...] O Śiva, O consort of Pārvatī, obeisance to you who are accessible through devotion of the devotees; obeisance to the compassionate and the bestower of the good fruits of penance (sat-phaladātṛ). O great lord, fond of eulogy, I know not how to eulogise you. O lord of all, be pleased. Save me who have sought refuge in you. [...]”.

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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»] — Phaladatri in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Phaladātṛ (फलदातृ).—a.

1) productive, fruitful, bearing fruit; फलदानां तु वृक्षाणां छेदने जप्यमृक्शतम् (phaladānāṃ tu vṛkṣāṇāṃ chedane japyamṛkśatam) Manusmṛti 11.142; गतेऽपि वयसि ग्राह्या विद्या सर्वात्मना बुधैः (gate'pi vayasi grāhyā vidyā sarvātmanā budhaiḥ) | ...... अन्यत्र फलदा भवेत् (anyatra phaladā bhavet) || Subhāṣ.

2) bringing in gain or profit.

3) giving a reward, rewarding.

-daḥ a tree.

Phaladātṛ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms phala and dātṛ (दातृ). See also (synonyms): phalada, phalaprada.

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

Phaladātṛ (फलदातृ):—[=phala-dātṛ] [from phala > phal] mfn. ‘f°-giving’, yielding f°, giving a result, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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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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